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The Center for Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CFIE promotes educational, research, and outreach programs with the goal of contributing to a food system that is innovative, just, transparent, efficient, and sustainable.


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Nepal Immersive Study Program

The BUSN 151 immersive study trip included a six-day trek in the Annapurna Conservation Area, comprising village visits; opportunities to address the Sustainable Development Goals, learning about community-supported businesses; efforts to improve food security, agricultural production, health and nutrition; better educational outcomes and job opportunities for Nepalis. 

Noelle LaFleur, Management  - "Going to Nepal was unlike anything I had ever done before - from trekking through tiny villages and staying in local homestays to spending time in the city Kathmandu, I was able to learn about Nepali culture and life in a developing country. Beyond what I learned, the relationships that I created with SCU students on the trip were extremely fulfilling, and I am so grateful for the whole experience!”

James Byrum, Accounting  -"The trip to Nepal was instrumental in broadening my worldview and was a once-in-a-lifetime experience!"



CFIE Sponsored Research

Over the course of the past fifty years and counting CFIE has sponsored and supported research into food and the food industry. This research has explored unique avenues of the food industry ranging from food security and food case studies to climate change impacts on smallholder farmers and food waste. Furthermore this research and the faculty CFIE supports comes from across the school including the Leavey School of Business, the department of Environment Studies and Environmental Science, and the School of Engineering.

Chris Bacon
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Examining Food Security and Soveriegnty among Bronco students.

Ram Bala and Drew Starbird
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Creating a dashboard that represents current and immediate need for food assistance at the zip code level in Silicon Valley.

Long Le

Coffee, Cooperatives, and Covid-19: A Case Study of Indigenous Farmers Leveraging Coffee Roasted-at-Origin to Capture Greater Value.

Iris Stewart-Frey and Ed Maurer
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Analyzing on average and future climate changes in northern Nicaragua to develop a new app.

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