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November Swetland Seminar || The SUSHI Project

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The SUSHI Project: Approaching Food Systems, Agriculture, and Nutrition Work Through an Integrative Lens of Equity, Sustainability, Cultural Respect, and Community-Centeredness

Dr. Brandy E. Phipps will share about one of her current projects – the SUSHI project – a $10 million USDA Sustainable Agriculture Systems project focused on the following goals: a) investigating methods to decrease the cost and environmental impact of nutrient-dense food production; b) increasing domestic markets for hemp grain and aquaculture to positively impact environmental footprint and equity/access issues within food production in the US; c) contributing to the diversity of the agriculture workforce; and d) supporting the food sovereignty and public health efforts of a low-resourced minority community. Work from this project is expected to serve as a model for transdisciplinary and integrated agriculture and food systems work and to show how to approach future partnerships between academia (and other high-resourced) entities to form authentic, respectful, and meaningful relationships with the communities in which they reside and serve.

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