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About Food Systems

The food system is a complex web of activities involving the production, processing, transport, and consumption of food. With this thematic page, SLU wants to highlight research, cooperations, initiatives and ongoing dialogues about sustainable food systems.

Food Systems Summit

On September 23rd 2021, the United Nations arranged Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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SLU Scientific publications

SLU researchers publish scholarly works related to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). Search for publications here.

SLU Youth Institute

The SLU Youth Institute (SYI) hosted by SLU and the World Food Prize Foundation aims to create interest among Swedish youth for global food security and to find sustainable solutions to the global challenges.

Zero Hunger

Podcast about Food Systems Summit

The new episode of the podcast Feeding your mind from SLU Future Food takes a closer look at the UN Food Systems Summit.

Earth on an apple. Foto.

Mistra Food Futures

The SLU hosted research programme Mistra Food Futures aims to create a science-based platform to enable transformation of the Swedish food system.

Feed - a food system podcast

Feed is a podcast that explores the evidence, worldviews, and values that people bring to global food system debates. Produced by SLU, University of Oxford and

Agri4D 28-30 September

Welcome to the conference Food Systems for New Realities - Agri4D 2021 that will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to engage actively with the challenges of food systems.


The AgriFoSe2030 programme focuses on four different challenges in the field of agriculture and food security and contributes to sustainable intensification of agriculture for increased food production on existing agricultural land.

Three dimensions of sustainability

What are the importance of food systems in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? The Swedish FAO Committee, together with, among others, researchers at SLU, discuss about this in the report “Applying three dimensions of sustainability for a better food system and better nutrition. Knowledge, cooperation and innovation”.

SLU Food System Group

The Food System Group is a team of researchers based at the Department of Energy and Technology at SLU with a common interest in food systems. Their blog aims at highlighting problems and providing solutions that can help transition food systems to sustainably provide healthy food for future generations.

Ripe wheat. Photo.
Student using microscope. Photo.

Education at SLU

SLU has first class master programmes within Sustainable Food Systems.

Reindeer herding: An indigenous food system in transition

How can collaboration between researchers and reindeer herders contribute to new ways of connecting producers and consumers of reindeer herding products? This will be addressed in a cross-disciplinary project that will lead to more research, collaboration and dissemination of knowledge in the field.

Reindeer in snowy mountain landscape. Photo.

Food Systems News from SLU

Food System Events related to SLU

Food Systems initiatives involving SLU

SLU takes part in many international initiatives aiming at supporting and achieving sustainable food systems and the Global Developments Goals (SDGs)


Published: 29 March 2022 - Page editor: futurefood@slu.se