Research Domain: Agro-Food

Focal point for excellent research and education focusing on an improved understanding of how frugal innovation can contribute to resolving complex agro-food challenges

One of the three focus areas of CFIA is the agro-food sector. In this domain many global challenges are intertwined, ranging from food insecurity, poverty, and inequality to unsustainable consumption patterns and climate change. CFIA believes that frugal innovation has the potential to contribute towards alleviating these urgent, complex and intertwined challenges. The CFIA agro-food domain therefore aims to be a focal point for excellent research and education focusing on an improved understanding of how frugal innovation can contribute to resolving complex agro-food challenges. We will do this by bringing together academic expertise within the three universities – Leiden-Delft-Erasmus – and by linking up to external networks – academic as well as practice-oriented ones.