Global Greens

CFANS sees what others can’t.

And when it comes to ensuring global food security, we’re all over the map.

Three decades from now, global food supplies will face a complex challenge: How to provide enough nutritious food for a population of 9 billion in a world of more extreme climate fluctuations. In CFANS, we don’t have the answers yet -- but we’re already working on them. Our research and industry partnerships on every continent expand our capabilities toward helping solve this grand challenge.

Global Greens

Complicated problems require complicated answers. That’s why CFANS’ unique combination of collaborations between plant, animal and food scientists; economists and policy analysts; and climate scientists helps address tough questions like how to grow healthy food for a global population of 9 billion, in a rapidly changing climate. Our working relationships span academia and industry, putting boots on the ground across the world to solve the most pressing challenges. And here in Minnesota, we’re training the next generation of scientists, equipping them with the technical skills and global perspective that will be essential for future leaders in research and policy.

CFANS has research, education and outreach projects taking place on every continent.

Countries with the largest economies today:

  • United States
  • China
  • Japan
  • Germany

Countries likely to have the largest economies in 2030:

  • China
  • United States
  • India
  • Brazil
International Food