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Announcement: 7th International Forum on Food and Nutrition hosted by Barilla – Milan, Italy, 1 December 2016

We are proud to be a participating partner of the 7th International Barilla Forum on Food and Nutrition which will be held on 1 December 2016 at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.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

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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

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Making The Case For Healthy Food

By Lauren Baker, 17 June 2016

The connection between food systems and health is fundamental to addressing critical issues such as diet-related chronic diseases and malnutrition, with strong evidence that the transition to more sustainable, equitable and secure food systems offers positive health outcomes. At the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, we seek to strengthen these connections and better understand the external, hidden costs of food production, distribution and consumption, with health impacts being central.Read More

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TEEBAgriFood: Do agricultural and food production, distribution and consumption offer solutions to some of the world’s most pressing concerns?

15 June 2016

The United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) initiative, ‘The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity’ (TEEB), has initiated a project aiming to show how different food systems and practices can impact the environment, health outcomes and culture.Read More

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FAO Regional Meetings: Keeping the Agroecology Drum Beating

BY MILLION BELAY, ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY IN AFRICA, 12 JUNE 2016

In November 2015, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food facilitated participation of 36 local food movement leaders in the FAO Regional Meetings on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa and Asia. These FAO events were the first-ever transnational meetings on agroecology in these regions and represented a key step within FAO to elevate regional and national dialogue about the viability of agroecology as a solution for the future of food.Read More

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The Future of Food: From the Personal to the Global

By Ruth Richardson, 20 April 2016

Food touches us at a very personal level: it binds us as families, it brings communities together, and it nourishes us. Food is also a commodity, with its global production and trade cutting across some of the most pressing issues we currently face as a species.Read More