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Our Approach

Our Center aims to take a food systems approach (JPEG, 377 KB) because we believe we will be most successful when experts from different fields bring their diverse experiences to work together collaboratively.

A food systems approach requires inter- and transdisciplinary methods that have the ability to consider activities, outcomes, interactions, as well as feedbacks and engage all relevant stakeholders. This requires new tools, new ways of thinking and new ways of working together.

Our work is guided by six main objectives and divided across three core activity areas.


  • Generate new scientific knowledge with political, industrial and societal relevance and disseminate it to key stakeholders in a manner that supports real world impact;
  • Provide leadership and foresight on issues connected to food security based on innovative solutions for pressing problems of the world food system;
  • Build the capacity of the next generation of decision makers who can provide leadership in all issues related to sustainable food systems;
  • Build up strategic partnerships with industry, foundations, research institutions, policymakers, international organisations,
    NGOs and other stakeholders that foster new ways of working together;
  • Engage with partners to strengthen information dissemination and impact;
  • Act as the initial reference location for reliable and up to date information on the global food situation for key internal and external stakeholders.

Core Activities

The WFSC acts as a platform to bring together our members’ multidisciplinary expertise with strategically relevant external partners. Our work is focused around three core activity areas:


  •   that contributes new knowledge of relevance for society, policymaking, industry and not-for-profit organizations.


  •   that provides the next generation of decision makers with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective leaders in creating sustainable food systems.


  •  that supports the dissemination of new knowledge to key stakeholders and translation into real-world impact.
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