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Institute for Sustainable Food Systems

ISFS is an applied research and extension unit at KPU that investigates and supports regional food systems as key elements of sustainable communities. We focus predominantly on British Columbia but also extend our programming to other regions.

Our applied research focuses on the potential of regional food systems in terms of agriculture and food, economics, community health, policy, and environmental integrity. Our extension programming provides information and support for farmers, communities, business, policy makers, and others. Community collaboration is central to our approach.


Recent Projects and News from the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems


January 14th, 2019 - NEW PAPER from the ISFS: Rallings, A. M., Smukler, S. M., Gergel, S. E., & Mullinix, K. (2019). Towards multifunctional land use in an agricultural landscape: A trade-off and synergy analysis in the Lower Fraser Valley, Canada. Landscape and Urban Planning, 184, 88–100.

January 2nd, 2019- ISFS Year in Review - CLICK HERE for a summary of projects, programs and resources from the Institute for Sustainable Food systems in 2018. We're so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such an inspiring and diverse group of people dedicated to advancing sustainable food systems. We're certainly looking forward to 2019!