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A healthy world through sustainable food systems.

The World Food System Center was established at ETH Zurich based on the belief that the real-world solutions needed to tackle the challenges our food system faces require collaboration from global and local stakeholders across the entire food value chain.

In order to do this, we support multi- and transdisciplinary approaches to addressing these challenges through research, education, and outreach activities that contribute to sustainable food security.

Latest News from the WFSC

25.07.2017 | WFSC

Sustainable catering at ETH: From student theses to a climate program

The ETH Catering Commission launched a project on Sustainable Catering at ETH in 2013. Together with the WFSC, ETH Seed Sustainability supported several thesis projects to find ways to make university canteens more sustainable. Recommendations from the pivotal project are now available in the final report. Read more 

24.07.2017 | WFSC

Building resilience in the tef value chain in Ethiopia

A group of 39 stakeholders participated in the workshop “Resilience of the Tef Value Chain in Ethiopia,” organized as part of the WFS Grants Platform project Assessing and Enhancing the Resilience of the Tef and Cocoa Value Chains (AERTCvc). Read more 

20.07.2017 | WFSC

WFS Summer School a success in Stellenbosch, South Africa

How do we make change happen in the food system? This was a key question at our summer school this month in Stellenbosch, South Africa. 25 students and young professionals from 17 different countries explored food systems in transition during two exciting weeks of discovery and innovation. Read more 

20.07.2017 | WFSC

WFSC visits ETH Agri-Food Alumni

WFSC Dr. Eduardo Pérez and Prof. Alexander Mathys, Sustainable Food Processing, present at inaugural meeting of ETH Agri-Food Alumni. Read more 

19.07.2017 | WFSC

Screening of Food Evolution documentary

The Semper Aula was packed last Thursday for our screening of the new documentary Food Evolution. The public film screening was followed by a panel discussion with food system experts, moderated by ETH doctoral student Devang Mehta. Read more 

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