fruit stand in Mexico

Center for Better Food Futures (BFF)

The Center for Better Food Futures (BFF) is a new interdisciplinary center housed jointly in the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Sciences. Its purpose is to support interdisciplinary research to inform better food futures. Specifically, we aim to encourage action-oriented research that investigates both the scientific underpinnings and social viability of low-input solutions to increase food security, support food livelihoods, and reduce the environmental footprint of food.

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BFF Center for Better Food Futures SDSU


Research Spotlight

students in Mexico preparing food

Transnational Approaches to Sustainable Food Futures: Integrated High-Impact Learning Experiences and Multiple Pathways to Food Careers

This project creates a high-impact program that includes team-taught courses, multi-site, bi-national internships, and integrated mentoring to incentivize Latinx undergraduate and graduate students to pursue food and agricultural careers. Indeed, because of cumulative educational and social barriers, Latinx students lack the skills and confidence to become leaders in solving food security and sustainability problems disproportionately burdening their communities - an educational gap we seek to remedy.

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Upcoming Events

  • Imagining a Food System that Belongs to All of Us
    April 21 @ 3:30 p.m. in SH 316
  • Climate change impacts and opportunities for California‚Äôs natural and working lands: The role of the USDA Climate Hub
    Feb 17 @ 3:30 p.m. in SH 316

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