New & Noteworthy

New Guidance on Measuring Food Systems launched ahead of UN Biodiversity Summit

The TEEBAgriFood Evaluation Framework: Overarching Implementation Guidance is a step-by-step guide to assessing how food systems impact people, society, the environment, and natural resources. Read More

Global Alliance joins UN Food Systems Summit Champions Network

Ruth Richardson, Executive Director of the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, has been invited to join the Champions Network for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.Read More

17 ROOMS: Imagining Bold Food Futures to Reach SDG 2: Zero Hunger

As part of 17 Rooms, an initiative of The Rockefeller Foundation and Brookings Institution, the Global Alliance recently had the honor of co-hosting Room 2, facilitating three deep-dive dialogues focused on accelerating action around SDG 2: Zero Hunger. This blog was originally posted on The Rockefeller Foundation website.Read More

Race to Zero Dialogues Event: Priority Actions for Systems Transformation

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food and Salzburg Global Seminar host webinar as part of UNFCCC Race to Zero November 2020 Dialogues.Read More

CFS Partner Event: Food Systems Fit for Purpose

Global Alliance for the Future of Food to co-host UN CFS Partner Event: Food Systems Fit for Purpose: Bold Leadership to Prioritize Human, Animal, and Ecological Health.Read More

Principles and the Future of Food

At the Global Alliance, our work is guided by a set of seven shared principles: renewability, resilience, equity, diversity, healthfulness, inclusion, and interconnectedness. These principles shape our vision of the future of food, express our values, and encompass the change we want to make.Read More

Blogs, Videos & Webinars

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The Future of Food in a Climate Changing World

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

What’s the True Value of True Cost Accounting?

At Dumfries House, Scotland, in early May 2018, HRH The Prince of Wales and Sustainable Food Trust hosted a convening on the Future of Food and Farming, with the Global Alliance for the Future of Food as a collaborative partner. In connection to its ongoing work on the positive and negative externalities of the food system, the Global Alliance hosted a session on true cost accounting (TCA) with a stellar panel.Read More

The global importance of maize diversity

Lauren Baker recently visited Mexico in preparation for a strategic convening the Global Alliance is planning on resilient seed systems. While in Oaxaca, she saw first-hand how the deep historical connection to the milpa (maize system) is tied to socio-cultural and culinary traditions, local livelihoods, as well as the region’s ecological diversity.Read More

Finding the True Cost of Food

Finding the True Cost of Food

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.Watch Now

Food-Health Nexus Webinar: Live Recording + Q&As

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.Listen Now

PFE Week: Evaluating Collaborative Principles Supporting Shared Commitment

In the fall of 2017, the American Evaluation Association featured a blog about the Global Alliance’s principles-based approach to collaboration, written by the Global Alliance’s Blue Marble Evaluator, Pablo Vidueira.Read More