Global Alliance News

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, including: Mark Gough, Natural Capital Coalition; Peter Bakker, World Business Council for Sustainable Development; Satya Tripathi, Sustainable India Finance Facility; Pavan Sukhdev, WWF Fund; Alexander Müller, TEEBAgriFood; and Sunny Verghese, OLAM.Read More

The global importance of maize diversity

By Lauren Baker

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

Newsletter – June 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Systemic Solutions for Healthy Food Systems

The Global Alliance has launched an initiative which aims to compile diverse evidence about the positive health benefits and impacts of food systems, identify success stories that demonstrate how food systems can be managed for health, and highlight policies that promote health. Responses to the Call for Proposal are due 27 July 2018.Read More

Global Alliance welcomes new member Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives

June 2018

The Global Alliance is pleased to announce that Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives has joined our alliance of over 20 foundations working together and with others towards healthy, equitable, renewable, resilient, and culturally diverse food and agriculture systems shaped by people, communities, and their institutions.Read More

Investing in agroecology for a future of food that is sustainable, secure, and equitable

By Lauren Baker

The FAO’s Second International Symposium on Agroecology in April 2018 was a significant moment for the agroecology movement. More than 700 actors and advocates from across sectors came together to explore how we, as a global community, can scale-up agroecology to meet the SDGs, and address pressing global concerns like climate change, health, and shifting global economies and demographics.Read More


The Global Alliance is pleased to announce a Call for Ideas – 2050: Visions for Global Food Systems Transformation. We invite our vast and diverse networks across borders and disciplines to help craft innovative, inspiring, bold, transformative visions for a healthy, equitable, renewable, resilient, and culturally diverse future of food shaped by people, communities, and their institutions.

Deadline for letters of intent: Friday 08 June 2018Read More

Zero Budget Natural Farming in Andhra Pradesh, India

In February 2018, Ruth Richardson, Executive Director of the Global Alliance, was invited by Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI) to travel to Andhra Pradesh, India, with a mission to see first-hand the ambitious Climate Resilient Zero Budget Natural Farming initiative (ZBNF) supported by APPI and the Andhra Pradesh government.Read More

Donor Events at FAO’s 2nd International Agroecology Symposium

On 3-5 April 2018, the FAO will host its 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology in Rome. To support an effective and efficient transition towards agroecology, the AgroEcology Fund, McKnight Foundation, and the Global Alliance for the Future of Food are convening donors at two complementary events, where we will explore opportunities to coordinate efforts, to identify shared principles, and to collaborate.Read More

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