Global Alliance For The Future Of Food

New & Noteworthy

Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus Webinar

On 12 December 2017 the Global Alliance for the Future of Food hosted a webinar presenting the findings of the recent Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus report. The webinar recording is now available, along with a Q&A Summary with responses from report lead Cécilia Rocha and webinar discussants Roberto Ciati, Simon Poole, and Olivia Yambi.Read More

Newsletter – December 2017

What is your theory of change? According to the pioneering work of Jerald Hage, “successful evolution and transformation requires diversity integrated into a strongly connected and coordinated systemic network.” This is Hage’s conclusion of how change happens based on 50 years of work on innovation in social movements, and the private, public, nonprofit, and academic sectors.Read More

Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus

IPES-Food/Global Alliance for the Future of Food publication Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus: Addressing Practices, Political Economy, and Power Relations to Build Healthier Food Systems provides a comprehensive overview of the health impacts of food systems, identifying the channels through which food systems affect human health, and how prevailing power relations and imperatives in food systems help to shape our understanding of the impacts they generate.Read More


climate changing world video

The Future of Food in a Climate Changing World

10 July 2017

In early May 2017 the Global Alliance for the Future of Food brought over 250 experts and leaders from the local to the global to gain deeper insights into the connections between climate change and food systems, to craft visions of the food systems we need today and tomorrow, and to chart potential pathways to get there.Watch Now

Finding the True Cost of Food

Finding the True Cost of Food

8 January 2018

Supported by a range of subsidies and other government policies, cheap food has been linked to environmental, health and social problems. In January 2018, The Agenda welcomed Global Alliance Executive Director, Ruth Richardson, and TEEBAgriFood Study Lead, Alexander Muller, to discuss how true cost accounting frameworks like TEEBAgriFood can transform the food system towards more sustainable practices.Read More

Food Tank Summit - Boston

Food Tank Summit - Boston

In April 2017, the Global Alliance was invited to participate on a panel on true cost accounting at Food Tank’s Boston Summit, moderated by The Washington Post’s Tamar Haspel, and with co-panelists Nicole Cirillo, Jessica Fanzo, Oliver Gottfried and Tim Wise.Watch Now

BFCN Forum on Food & Nutrition 2016

BCFN– International Forum on Food & Nutrition 2016

November 2016

In November 2016, the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition hosted its 7th International Forum. Global Alliance Executive Director, Ruth Richardson calls for systems level transformation of food systems to support a sustainable future of food.Watch Now

IUCN Congress 2016

September 2016

The Global Alliance was invited to host a high-level meeting at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 on how efforts towards sustainable food and agriculture link with conservation. Executive Director, Ruth Richardson reported back to the full congress at a keynote address at the opening session, and moderated a panel with leaders on this topic.Watch Now

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UN Political Forum on Sustainable Development

September 2016

WHO, together with the FAO, launched the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition in July 2016. The Global Alliance was asked to speak at a High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to explore how governments can work with partners to improve nutrition outcomes.Read More

Ruth Richardson

EAT: Stockholm Food Forum

20 June 2016

Ruth Richardson, Executive Director of the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, talks about creating a new narrative for sustainable food systems, at the EAT Food Forum in Stockholm.Watch Now

Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner

20 June 2016

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food is a new alliance of foundations committed to leveraging our resources to help shift food and agriculture systems towards greater sustainability, security, and equity.Watch Now

Prince Charles

2015 International Dialogue

20 June 2016

A message from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales for the Global Alliance International Dialogue in Milan, 18-19 May 2015.Watch Now