We look at ways that communities can access nutritional food while ensuring the natural systems their food comes from remain ecologically sustainable.
We believe that achieving sufficient, safe, ethical and nutritious food in a sustainable manner to meet the requirements of current and future generations without destroying biodiversity and natural ecosystems is one of the world’s greatest challenges. Our objective is to implement research that supports access to optimal food and nutrition as central to individual wellbeing, healthy communities and a healthy planet.
Our team studies challenges to nutrition, diversity and safety from all angles, with the ultimate goal of providing good nutrition through well-managed food systems in sustainable urban and rural environments.
Our current research projects include:
We provide data and informed advice based on research regarding good nutrition, its production and delivery and the interrelationships between male and female farmers, gatherers, traders, agricultural, environmental and public health regulators, consumers and policymakers. We support policies for ecologically sustainable food systems that deliver, safe, ethical, feasible and healthy diets in Australia and other countries. Our research has contributed to improved evidence-based interdisciplinary research, policy environments and better practices and actions in line with our vision.