What is the Global Food Systems Initiative?
Global Food Systems is Kansas State University's first presidential initiative. It builds on the university's 150-year land-grant heritage and research capabilities in crop production and protection, animal health, food safety, and food security.
Kansas State University faculty and staff are uniquely qualified to address the global challenges of food sustainability; food bio- and agro-defense; and food accessibility and nutrition. Faculty and staff in all of the university’s colleges will contribute to this initiative.
- Kansas State University will help our private and public industry partners by providing talent, training and innovation to meet the demands of changing global food systems.
- Manhattan, Kansas, is the world's nexus for food systems. In roughly 19-square-miles, facilities include the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI), the Food Science Institute, the International Grain Science and Industry Complex, the USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), the Urban Water Institute, and the soon-to-be-built National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), among other facilities and programs.
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