The Health-Agriculture Nexus Challenge Area supports innovative, systems level approaches aimed at reducing food and nutritional insecurity and improving human health in the United States and around the globe.

Health-Agriculture Nexus research focuses on:

  • Access to nutritious foods
  • Food waste and loss
  • Advancing production systems for better nutrition
  • Breeding better nutrition

Health-Agriculture Nexus research addresses inefficiencies in the food system to improve food and nutrition security and human health through sustainable food production practices. This work will emphasize novel processing and packaging technologies, transformational approaches to increase food access, innovative food waste reduction strategies, and predictive methodologies that inform the supply of and demand for individual crops.


Lucyna Kurtyka