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About the Berkeley Food Institute

The College of Natural Resources, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley Law, and the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley have joined together to develop an institute dedicated to galvanizing the transition to more resilient and just food systems, from local to global scales. BFI has over 95 affiliated faculty and staff on the UC Berkeley campus. BFI creates and supports linkages between research, education, policy, practice, and social movements that pertain to the Institute’s mission.

Main Strategies and Objectives

BFI creates and supports linkages between research, education, policy,
practice, and social movements that pertain to the Institute’s mission. The
following are the main overlapping strategies, and objectives for each:

Research: Conduct and support research that is: Interdisciplinary and
innovative, participatory and collaborative, actionable and
methodologically robust, and aimed to foster and strengthen sustainable and
just food systems

Education: Develop unique educational opportunities to advance knowledge
and problem-solving in this field

Policy: Foster connections between research and policy, to communicate
relevant scientific information to policy makers and enable research to be
effectively used by policy makers on critical issues in food systems

Practice/Community: Collaborate and engage with community initiatives and
innovative practitioners and public campaigns to support diverse, just,
resilient, and healthy food systems

Visit our website to learn more at food.berkeley.edu.