CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Systemic Solutions for Healthy Food Systems

Systemic Solutions for Healthy Food Systems: The Positive Health Benefits and Impacts of Sustainable Food Systems

Deadline: Friday 27 July 2018

The Global Alliance is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals – Systemic Solutions for Healthy Food Systems: The Positive Health Benefits and Impacts of Sustainable Food Systems. We seek to work with an external consultant, researcher, or team, to better understand the positive health benefits and impacts of sustainable food systems and collaboratively identify systemic solutions that promote healthy food systems.

This work supports the Global Alliance for the Future of Food’s ongoing process of research and engagement related to the food-health nexus and involves compiling diverse evidence about the positive health benefits and impacts of food systems, identifying success stories that demonstrate how food systems can be managed for health, and highlighting policies that promote health. The Global Alliance is interested in an iterative process where research informs an ongoing dialogue with diverse partners and stakeholders to inform grant-making, highlight pathways to health-focused food systems reform, as well as stimulate local and global action that promotes and amplifies the positive benefits of food systems.

The Global Alliance understands all of its Impact Area work as interconnected. This collaborative initiative will complement the recently released report commissioned by the Global Alliance, Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus: Addressing practices, political economy, and power relations to build healthier food systems – written by IPES-Food (the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems), and four scoping papers commissioned in 2015. The work will also contribute to the work of TEEB for Agriculture and Food, a project, supported by the Global Alliance, that has developed a holistic food system valuation framework. Our food-health nexus research and engagement process will also build on and complement our forthcoming Beacons of Hope work which explores food systems transitions globally.


We anticipate that the selection process will be completed by the end of September 2018, with the project to kick-off in October 2018.