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Food security

Food and nutrition security are linked to quality and diversity of agricultural production, productivity, market access and functional value chains. Reaching global food security under a changing climate requires intensification of agriculture, sustainable in all dimensions. Important aspects are inclusive livelihoods, resource use efficiency, judicious use of agricultural inputs and animal welfare. Rapid development of biotechnology, use of big data and artificial intelligence provide both opportunities and challenges in this context. Globally, changing consumption patterns, including shifting diets and new protein sources, are key drivers in food systems. Well-functioning policies and governance are central to the systems, from sustainable management of natural resources, including aquatic resources, to enabling improved livelihoods and reduction of post-harvest losses and food waste. Find out more below!

Sustainable aquatic feeds for resilient aquatic food systems in Sub-Saharan Africa FASA

SLU is the academic partner in a WorldFish project that aims to increase the income and improve food security of smallholder aquatic food producers, and reduce waste and pollution in Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia.

International year of millets

The United Nations has declared 2023 the International year of millets. Explore SLU 's research and activities on millets and other traditional crops. #IYM2023


Food security is linked to several of the Sustainable Development Goals. Explore SLU's partnerships and research linked to food security.


Here you can find a selection of reports, books, policy briefs, videos etcetera about food security.

Hand with beans

Food Systems

During 2021, the world made a joint effort to discuss and plan for sustainable food systems. SLU actively participates with research and knowledge about Food systems.

Healthy harvests in a changing climate

According to FAO, between 20 and 40 percent of crop production are lost before harvest due to pests. Jointly with partners, SLU has developed a resource package for healthy harvests in a changing climate.


Scientific publications by SDG

SLU researchers publish scholarly works related to the Sustainable Development Goals. Here you can find publication lists and visualisations outputs for all the goals.


AgriFoSe2030 contributes to sustainable intensification of agriculture for increased food production on existing agricultural land.

Published: 20 September 2023 - Page editor: malin.planting@slu.se