New & Noteworthy

Coming Soon: Beacons of Hope

Around the world an extensive network of tens of thousands of people and initiatives are currently engaged in transformative change, seeking to build sustainable food systems.Read More

The Future of Food: True Cost Accounting for Transformative Change

In early April in Brussels, Belgium, 100 diverse business, donor, civil society, research, government, and food system actors came together from around the world to discuss true cost accounting’s role in accelerating transformative change across food systems.Read More

Global Alliance welcomes two new members: David Rockefeller Fund and the 11th Hour Project, a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation

The Global Alliance is pleased to announce that both the David Rockefeller Fund and the 11th Hour Project have joined our alliance of philanthropic foundations working together and with others to transform global food systems now and for future generations. This brings the alliance up to 25 international foundations committed to strategic, collaborative action for food systems transformation.Read More

Announcing new Global Alliance Co-Chairs

We are pleased to announce the election of new Co-Chairs to the Global Alliance: Scott Cullen, Executive Director of GRACE Communications Foundation in New York City, and Jane Maland Cady, Director of the International Program of the McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis, have stepped into this role to provide strategic leadership and direction following on the strong tenure of Guillermo Castilleja, Senior Fellow of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.Read More

Systemic Solutions for Healthy Food Systems

Food systems play a fundamental role in creating health and well-being in all ecosystems, human and non-human communities. For the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, it is a priority to make the positive and negative impacts of food systems on health and well-being more visible.Read More

Announcing a growing team

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the Global Alliance Coordinating Secretariat: Patty Fong joins us as Program Director, Climate and Health & Well-being, and Amanda Jekums joins the Global Alliance as Program Coordinator.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