News Items

Our Newsletters and Announcements provide a high-level overview of our current initiatives and emerging work and are an invitation to stay connected.

Global Alliance Newsletters & Announcements:

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Newsletter – June 2016

Greetings, and welcome to our inaugural newsletter. We’ve initiated this mail-out to update our community of partners and stakeholders on a semi-regular basis on the activities of the Global Alliance for the Future of Food.Read More

Revealing Food’s Hidden Costs: New Framework for Food and Agriculture

New Delhi, INDIA – June 4, 2018: A new report released today offers a ground-breaking platform to evaluate the real costs and benefits—including environmental, health, and social impacts—of our agriculture and food systems. This TEEBAgriFood Scientific and Economic Foundations Report, supported by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, provides the basis for a major paradigm shift in how we view and manage our agriculture and food systems, demonstrating how to evaluate not just the visible but also the hidden costs and benefits.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

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

Climate Change and Food Systems: Assessing Impacts and Opportunities

Commissioned by the Global Alliance and led by the Meridian Institute, the “Climate Change & Food Systems: Assessing Impacts and Opportunities” report argues that approaching climate mitigation and adaptation in the context of food systems broadens the range of opportunities to achieve mitigation and adaptation goals, and facilitates the consideration of systems-level effects and interactions.Read More

unravelling food health announcement

IPES-Food, Global Alliance for the Future of Food Launch Report on Health Impacts of Food Systems at Committee on Food Security 44

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) and Global Alliance for the Future of Food will launch a new report, Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus: Addressing Practices, Political Economy, and Power Relations to Build Healthier Food Systems at a side event at the 44th meeting of the Committee on Food Security on 9 October 2017.Read More

Announcement: Global Alliance Chair Honoured with Yale Distinguished Alumni Award

Global Alliance for the Future of Food Chair and Senior Fellow at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Guillermo Castilleja, has been honoured with the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES).Read More

Media Release: Global Alliance for the Future of Food presents The Future of Food: Seeds of Resilience compendium at Global Consultation on Farmers’ Rights in Indonesia

28 September 2016

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food will be attending the Global Consultation on Farmers’ Rights hosted by the Government of Indonesia and co-sponsored by the Government of Norway from 27-30 September in order to share the findings of its latest publication The Future of Food: Seeds of Resilience, A Compendium of Perspectives on Agricultural Biodiversity from Around the World.Read More

Media Release: Diverse and robust seed systems are critical in light of climate change, for food and nutrition security, and for the resilience of local economies

3 September 2016

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food has launched The Future of Food: Seeds of Resilience, A Compendium of Perspectives on Agricultural Biodiversity from Around the World at the IUCN World Conservation Congress today.Read More