Sweden-India Collaboration in Food-Environment Nexus

Last changed: 25 October 2023

As the sustainability of food-environment nexus is becoming an increasingly important issue for the world, the role of academic institutions including universities, research organizations and NGOs to educate members of society and the collaborations and sharing of knowledge is instrumental in the sustainability movement. The implementation of UN’s Agenda 2030 requires global solidarity to ensure that no country or community is left outside the development process. Agenda 2030 thus emphasizes the responsibility of developed and developing nations to help reduce environmental problems across the globe.

Project Aim: To initiate a teaching and study collaboration between SLU and ATREE to harness the competences and resources of both the institutes to address common challenges especially in relation to SDG 2, 4, 12 and 15 of the Agenda 2030.

Specific objectives:

  • Share teaching and research experiences between teachers/researchers via exchange visits, teaching and co-supervision of student’s projects at MSc and PhD level
  • Gain knowledge and broaden the networks of SLU and ATREE students, teachers and researchers interested in sustainable development of food systems in India
  • Identify teaching needs and research questions for developing project to sustain and expand the initiative

MSc and BSc students from SLU interested in carrying out thesis project on Food-Environment nexus in India can contact Raj.Chongtham@slu.se


The project is funded by: STINT

Duration of the project: 2023-2024

Project LeaderRaj Chongtham (SLU, Dept of Bisosytems and Technology)

Other contributor: Shrinivas Badiger (ATREE, India)