Whole Systems Approach

 

From field to fork, GFSC is researching the entire food value chain in an effort to solve food security issues.  Our whole systems approach realizes that focusing on one system along the chain will not feed 9 billion people by 2050.  Our value chain is focused on interdisciplinary research across six major platforms.

Plants and animals together provide the way out of poverty for many smallholder farmers. In addition to providing a more balanced diet, animals also provide additional revenue streams.  Collaboration between plant and animals systems looks at everything from nutritious balanced diets, disease control, climate issues, feed issues, storage issues, yield issues and beyond.