Educating the next generation of professionals in the agrifood system

Project: Research

Project Details


NEXTFOOD drives the crucial transition to more sustainable and competitive agrifood and forestry systems development by designing and implementing education and training systems to prepare budding or already practising professionals with competencies to push the green shift in our rapidly changing society. NEXTFOOD challenges the linear view of knowledge transfer as a top-down process from research to advice and practice, and support the transition to more learner-centric, participatory, action-based and action-oriented education and learning in agrifood and forestry systems.
Effective start/end date2018/01/012022/01/01

Collaborative partners

  • Halmstad University
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp (lead)
  • Lund University
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  • American Farm School
  • University of Bologna
  • International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)
  • ISEKI-Food Association
  • University Of Gastronomic Sciences
  • University of Chile

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Free keywords

  • systems and institutions
  • teaching and learning
  • Knowledge and Technology transfer
  • Food sciences
  • Participatory Innovation
  • Action learning
  • Action research