The study of agricultural systems is more important than ever as the rising human population increases demand for food and presents new threats to food supply. We examine the role of plants in natural and human systems to find ways to manage both responsibly.
The human element of agroecology means that our projects and programs involve making connections in relevant industries and communicating evidence-based best practices. Our Supply Chains Study is engaging farmers and other professionals to trace Florida tomatoes and strawberries from the field to the store and analyze future challenges. Other initiatives of our Agroecology Program support students from underrepresented and minority communities, and offer workshops and certificates for professionals. By bringing people together, we are strengthening the food supply we all depend on.