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:

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

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

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

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

Building our collective understanding of the true cost of food

In June 2018, the TEEBAgriFood Scientific and Economic Foundations Report was launched prior to World Environment Day in New Delhi, India. The intellectual and theoretical foundations for the TEEBAgriFood evaluation framework are developed in this report. And with this framework, we have an important opportunity to test the power and potential of true cost accounting across food and agriculture systems.Read More

Global Alliance welcomes new members: The Rockefeller Foundation and Crown Family Philanthropies

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food is pleased to announce that both The Rockefeller Foundation and Crown Family Philanthropies have joined our alliance of over 20 philanthropic foundations working together and with others to transform global food systems now and for future generations.Read More

Toward a shared action framework for resilient seed systems

In October 2018, 93 people gathered for a strategic convening on resilient seed systems hosted by the Global Alliance, in Oaxaca, Mexico — a globally important centre of origin for corn and other crops. The combination of a diverse group of participants with deep expertise related to resilient seed systems, and the influence of Oaxaca’s landscape, farms, culinary traditions and unique biocultural history, led to important discussions, insights, and ideas.Read More