Cluster Animals in Future Food Systems and Society

Cluster Animals in Future Food Systems and Society

A world where animals are kept in harmony with society’s norms and values, where future food systems are fully embedded in and accepted by society and where a balance between economic viability and care for the planet and animals is the norm.


We develop knowledge for the transition towards a sustainable role of animals in future food systems and society, implying that animals provide services to society while respecting their welfare and the planet.


  • Investigate the potential of animals to sustainably utilise biomass unsuitable for direct human consumption, into valuable food, manure and other services
  • Development of resilient animals in environments that support future animal and societal needs regarding animal health and welfare
  • Integration of biophysical and environmental knowledge to analyze and design sustainable animal production systems at farm, chain and food system level