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

Other Media

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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