Global Alliance For The Future Of Food

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Global Alliance for the Future of Food commissions Tasting the Future to engage diverse partners and stakeholders to identify systemic solutions that promote healthy food systems

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food is pleased to announce that sustainable food systems consultant, Tasting the Future, is the successful respondent to a request for proposals to explore “Systemic Solutions for Healthy Food Systems: The positive health benefits and impacts of sustainable food systems.”Read More

GA Executive Director participates as Future Policy Award Juror

Global Alliance Executive Director, Ruth Richardson, is participating in the international expert jury for the Future Policy Award 2018, hosted by World
Future Council, FAO, and IFOAM-Organics International. The Award will celebrate the world’s best policies scaling up agroecology. A shortlist of the winning policies will be published in early September, with the winners being announced and celebrated in October 2018.Read More

Revealing Food’s Hidden Costs: New Framework for Food and Agriculture

New Delhi, INDIA – June 4, 2018: A new report released today offers a ground-breaking platform to evaluate the real costs and benefits—including environmental, health, and social impacts—of our agriculture and food systems. This TEEBAgriFood Scientific and Economic Foundations Report, supported by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, provides the basis for a major paradigm shift in how we view and manage our agriculture and food systems, demonstrating how to evaluate not just the visible but also the hidden costs and benefits.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