Global Alliance News

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

Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition and Thomson Reuters Launch Food Sustainability Media Award

Call for media professionals and emerging talent to shed light on food and nutrition – open for submissions until 31 May 2017Read More

Global Alliance for the Future of Food commissions Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development to identify “Beacons of Hope” in the transition to sustainable food and agriculture systems

9 December 2016

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food is pleased to announce that Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development was the successful respondent to a request for proposals to lead a new study called “Beacons of Hope,” the aim of which is to demonstrate the positive benefits of transitioning towards sustainable food systems.Read More

Newsletter – December 2016

I’m just back from two important meetings – a meeting of African food systems leaders in Ethiopia hosted by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), and the 7th International BCFN Forum hosted by the Barilla Center on Food and Nutrition in Italy. Both meetings reinforced for me the incredible work people are doing around the globe on food systems reform – from seed activists to corporate leaders – and the importance of strengthening that work individually and collectively.Read More

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Seeds of Resilience: Towards a Shared Action Framework

By: Kyra Busch, Program Officer for Agrobiodiversity, Food Sovereignty and Resilient Biocultural Landscapes, The Christensen Fund

This past September the Global Alliance for the Future of Food launched its latest publication The Future of Food: Seeds of Resilience, A Compendium of Perspectives on Agricultural Biodiversity from Around the World at the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawai’i.Read More


Global Alliance, USC Canada to host side-event “Co-creating Solutions for Agricultural Biodiversity”

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food and USC Canada, along with co-sponsors SwedBio at Stockholm Resilience Centre, African Centre de Biodiversity, Asociación ANDES, ETC Group, MELCA-Ethiopia, will host a dynamic panel “Co-creating Solutions for Agricultural Biodiversity: In Farmers Fields and at the Policy Table” as part of the Convention on Biological Diversity COP13.Read More

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Evite | The Future of Food in a Climate Changing World

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food is hosting its 2nd International Dialogue in May 2017 in Paris, France. If we as a global community are going to meet our Paris commitments and realize a climate- and food-positive future, we must navigate potential obstacles and opportunities and weigh associated environmental, economic, social and cultural implications, together.Read More

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Food Systems: The Nexus of our Planet’s Most Critical Issues

By Ruth Richardson, Executive Director for the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, 17 November 2016

Climate change, food security, and the health of humans and the environment are some of the most pressing concerns of our day. There is a growing recognition that to tackle these issues we must open up dialogue across “special interests” and work together.Read More