Dr. Tammara Soma

Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University and Research Director, Food Systems Lab

Food waste, food systems, food security, sustainable urban systems, urban planning, Indonesia


The Cost of Food Waste

Interview with Nam Kiwanuka of TVO The Agenda

Leading voice on food waste puts emphasis on cities to find solutions

Solving Canada's Food Waste Problem


Tammara Soma Ph.D (Planning) is an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Resource and Environmental Management. She is a food systems expert with extensive knowledge of urban food policy, food waste, and food security in both Canada and Indonesia. She is the Co-Founder of the Food Systems Lab and the International Food Loss and Waste Studies Group.


  • Food waste
  • Food systems
  • Food security
  • Sustainable urban systems
  • Urban planning
  • Indonesia


  • University of Toronto
    Urban Planning