J-WAFS

J-WAFS

J-WAFS aims to address critical issues surrounding global food and water resources in the 21st century through scientific research, technology innovation, regional case studies, and policy recommendations.

By engaging a wide range of fields where MIT has expertise, the lab’s work will lead to impactful and sustainable strategies for water and food security

Complementing the efforts of J-PAL, the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS), was established at MIT in September, 2014.  The lab aims to address critical issues surrounding global food and water resources in the 21st century through scientific research, technology innovation, regional case studies, and policy recommendations.

By spearheading this research, the results can be translated into real-world outcomes for the solution of humanitarian and societal challenges, helping mankind adapt to a rapidly changing planet and combat world-wide water scarcity and food supply.

J-WAFS also draws upon MIT’s extensive research capabilities to explore the collective pressure created by population growth, urbanisation, and development, including the impact of climate change.  These are all factors that threaten the food and water systems in both developed and developing countries.  The research will also help to identify appropriate policies that need to be adopted to create a positive effect on the lives of people around the world.