“Food systems need to face major global challenges. We need research-based information about climate-neutral, sustainable and competitive food production in Finland.”

Programme director Johanna Vilkki


We support the breakthrough towards a sustainable, healthy and climate-neutral food system. The goal is to develop diverse, climate-wise and resource-efficient production systems, plant species and production animals to secure the competitiveness and sustainability of Finnish food production. We promote the circular economy and help to reduce food wastage. We seek healthy consumer-driven products and production methods. We make use of smart technologies in different parts of the chain. The goal is to build an internationally competitive and sustainable food system and to increase the wellbeing of consumers.