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:

Food Tank Q&A with Lauren Baker

Food Tank Q&A with Lauren Baker

Food Tank asked Global Alliance Strategic Initiatives and Programs Consultant, Lauren Baker about the future of the food system in the lead up to her panel participation at the Food Tank Summit in Boston in April 2017.Read More

Sustainable food: the need for diverse dietary systems

Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition sat down with Global Alliance Executive Director Ruth Richardson to ask her what’s needed for a transition to more sustainable, secure and equitable food systems.Read More

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Against Cheap Food: An Aide Memoir

By Raj Patel, 21 February 2017

In May 2015 the Global Alliance for the Future of Food hosted its first International Dialogue, bringing together over 150 key stakeholders from across sectors to discuss and identify pathways towards a more sustainable, secure and equitable future of food. We invited esteemed author and activist Raj Patel to distill the conversation and respond to what he heard.Read More

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Fix Food Metrics

30 November 2016

For sustainable, equitable nutrition we must count the true global costs and benefits of food production, urge Pavan Sukhdev, Peter May and Alexander Müller.Read More

IUCN Congress 2016 Keynote Address: Connecting the Transition to Sustainable Food and Agriculture with Conservation

September 2016

The Global Alliance was invited to host a high-level meeting at the IUCN World Conversation Congress 2016 on how efforts towards sustainable food and agriculture systems 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.Read More

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UN Decade of Action on Nutrition

BY RUTH RICHARDSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR THE FUTURE OF FOOD, 21 AUGUST 2016

The World Health Organization (WHO) aims to eradicate hunger and all forms of malnutrition worldwide. This is one reason why, together with the FAO, the WHO has 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 government can work with partners to improve nutrition outcomes.Read More

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Protecting and Promoting Local Seed Systems

BY ALEX KOLLO, 20 JUNE 2016

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food has commissioned experts from across sectors and around the world to weigh in on a future that protects and improves local seed systems, with the final report due to be released in the fall of 2016.Read More

Ten Questions with Ruth Richardson, ED of Global Alliance for the Future of Food

By Ruth Richardson, 10 April 2016

Food Tank asked Global Alliance Executive Director Ruth Richardson about the future of food in the lead up to her panel participation at its April 2016 Summit in Washington, D.C.Read More

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Global Sustainable Food and Agriculture: A Philanthropic Landscape Assessment

By Meena Nallainathan, 13 July 2015

This Global Alliance blog in Alliance Magazine highlights key findings from its Philanthropic Landscape Assessment, including how foundations are playing an important role in influencing shifts towards more sustainable food and agriculture systems. It tells us who is funding what and where, and the critical issues and priorities are moving forward.Read More