Blogs

The Global Alliance blog library includes GA published blogs and external blog contributions and articles highlighting reflections and key findings of the work we do together and with others.

Global Alliance blog library:

Amazon fires are a stark reminder of the true cost of food and the need for systems transformation

Guillermo Castilleja, Senior Advisor, Global Alliance for the Future of Food

This year’s fires in the Amazon, the worst in recent years, are a stark reminder of the challenges of producing plenty, affordable, and healthy food for a growing and more affluent world. Today, almost all of the soy that Brazil exports goes to emerging economies like China, the rest to the European Union and other developing markets. There, buyers convert soy to animal feed which, in turn, helps grow meat locally (mainly pork, chicken, and beef).Read More

Upcoming Global Alliance Event: Climate Crisis and the Future of Food

25 September 2019, New York City

We need to understand how the climate and food system communities can collaborate more at this critical time and catalyze new ideas. We need to identify where the opportunities are, and, indeed, how we can overcome the shared challenges we face. These are just some of the issues we’ll be addressing at our (sold-out) Climate Crisis and the Future of Food event in NYC this September.Read More

Announcing new Global Alliance Allied Initiatives

The Global Alliance is pleased to announce the creation of a new platform of collaboration called “Allied Initiatives.” Global Alliance Allied Initiatives are aligned yet independent funder collaborations housed strategically and practically under the umbrella of the Global Alliance. Allied initiatives are strategically aligned and committed to food systems transformation, which are funder-led, principles-based, and time-bound in their goal for immediate, maximum impact.Read More

Global Alliance welcomes new member Instituto Ibirapitanga

The Global Alliance is delighted to welcome Instituto Ibirapitanga as the newest member of the alliance. This Brazilian foundation supports organizations and initiatives that work to strengthen democracy and defend civil liberties in Brazil in two main areas: racial equality, fighting racism and the system of racial inequalities that structures Brazilian society; and food systems, developing a healthy, just and sustainable food system.Read More

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Announcing Guillermo Castilleja as Global Alliance Senior Advisor

We are thrilled to announce that Guillermo Castilleja has joined the Global Alliance as a Senior Advisor. Guillermo has been generously seconded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for two years to help advance the Global Alliance’s work on true cost accounting (TCA).Read More

The Time to Accelerate Transformational Change is Now

Lauren Baker, Director of Programs, Global Alliance for the Future of Food

The Global Alliance and Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development have released a report that addresses the significant systemic transformation needed for a future of food that is resilient, renewable, healthy, equitable, diverse, and interconnected. Beacons of Hope: Accelerating Transformations to Sustainable Food Systems examines the transformation process of 21 global initiatives to better understand how we can accelerate their positive impacts.Read More

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

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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

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

MAY 2019