We must not be limited by what seems possible now.

Food systems transformation requires new and better solutions at all scales through a systems-level approach and deep collaboration among philanthropy, researchers, grassroots movements, the private sector, farmers, Indigenous Peoples, government, and policymakers. We believe in the power of working collaboratively to effect positive change.

We are challenging ourselves to work in new and different ways that allow us to realize the benefits of collective action and tackling the complexity of the food system together. Guided by a set of shared principles of renewability, resilience, diversity, equity, healthfulness, inclusion, and interconnectedness, we work together and with others to shape the future of food.

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FORGE NEW INSIGHTS AND STRENGTHEN EVIDENCE FOR CHANGE
We develop research and tools based on systems perspectives and built on diverse knowledge and evidence. This approach helps us work as a global community to understand and assess interrelationships, dependencies, priorities, risks, and trade-offs. We craft meaningful solutions by highlighting what’s wrong with the current system and pointing to changes needed to bring about a more desirable future.
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CONVENE KEY FOOD SYSTEMS ACTORS and FACILITATE MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE
We facilitate authentic, meaningful, and actionable dialogue amongst diverse agents of change – the scientific community, grassroots movements, policymakers, farmers, the private sector, Indigenous Peoples, and others. We are all committed to food systems transformation, so, together, we can better understand current realities, co-create the solutions we need, and inform action within our respective constituencies.
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STIMULATE TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE
We connect global and local perspectives, knowledge, and understandings across geographies. We aim to collectively accelerate effective action on the ground with the recognition that change must be sensitive to context.