Welcome to the Center for Food Systems and Sustainability (CENFOODS) at the University of Delaware. Our overarching aim is to position UD as an emergent leader in sustainable food production. The goals of CENFOODS are to coordinate, integrate and enhance UD’s research, teaching and outreach efforts on the sustainability of food production and surrounding ecosystems.

The ability to sustainably produce healthy and safe food for a growing population is one of the most urgent issues facing the world today. Moreover, as the population increases, there will be more strain on the built environment and without careful planning will result in increased pollution of critical resources including soil, water, and food. The development of solutions to this complex issue requires an approach that transcends traditional disciplines. CENFOODS serves as the nexus for an integrated and coordinated research, education, and extension program.


You are cordially invited to attend a half-day workshop on Sustainable Food Systems, Landscapes and Ecosystems. The purpose of the workshop is to 1) provide a forum to bring together UD’s expertise in Sustainable Food Systems, Landscapes and Ecosystems, 2) build teams that can be successful for internal and external grant proposals, 3) identify new areas for research directions and new collaborations across UD. Participants will provide a 1-2 minute presentation of their research expertise and will engage with other UD faculty in breakout sessions. Lunch and a closing cocktail reception will be provided.

Please complete this registration form here:


For questions, please contact cenfoods@udel.edu

Workshop Agenda

Trabant Multipurpose Room C
June 13, 2018

Time Session
 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Opening Remarks
 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Icebreaker Lunch
 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  1-2 Minute Presentations
 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Break
 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Remarks from Research Office and CANR Administration
 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Breakout Session 1: Identifying Opportunities and Research Direction
 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  Break
 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.  Breakout Session 2: Forming Teams and Discussion
 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks and Cocktail Reception


Contact Us at cenfoods@udel.edu

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