Sustainability of Food Systems

A river flowing though a green landscape

Water for Food

Nebraska has one of the most progressive and prosperous agricultural industries in the world thanks to plentiful natural resources, the ingenuity and hard work of our farmers and the research leadership of the University of Nebraska. In 2010, the Robert B. Daugherty Foundation selected NU to harness this well-rounded combination for a new institute focused on ensuring water and food security for our growing world. The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) was founded to leverage the university’s expertise and extend it with strong state, national and international partnerships.