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A Briefing Note on the TEEBAgriFood Initiative

March 2017

March 2017 Briefing Note was prepared by the Global Alliance to provide members and other key stakeholders an update on where the TEEBAgriFood initiative is at, and what next steps are for 2017/2018.Read More

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A Statement on Sustainable Animal Agriculture Systems

In spring 2016 in Washington, D.C., the Global Alliance for the Future of Food met with experts, advocates and other funders working on sustainable animal agriculture systems to determine a shared narrative and position, and identify opportunities to take collective action.Read More

The Future of Food and Agriculture: Quantifying the Social and Environmental Benefits and Costs of Different Production Systems

To address the need for a true cost accounting of food systems, Dr. Harpinder Sandhu, of Flinders University, South Australia, has developed a new assessment tool, which identifies, quantifies and monetises these costs.Read More

IUCN Congress 2016 Keynote Address: Connecting the Transition to Sustainable Food and Agriculture with Conservation

September 2016

The Global Alliance was invited to host a high-level meeting at the IUCN World Conversation Congress 2016 on how efforts towards sustainable food and agriculture systems link with conservation. Executive Director, Ruth Richardson reported back to the full congress at a keynote address at the opening session, and moderated a panel with leaders on this topic.Read More

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TEEBAgriFood Exploratory Studies

These exploratory studies provide a proof-of-concept for the TEEBAgriFood valuation framework in that they demonstrate that it is possible and necessary to evaluate and then value agro-ecological systems at different scales, across a diversity of systems, and assessing trade-offs (e.g. higher yields versus lower agro-biodiversity).Read More

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The True Cost of American Food Conference | Plenary Session Videos

Co-sponsored by the Global Alliance, Sustainable Food Trust’s True Cost of American Food Conference brought together a wide range of leaders and interested citizens to address one of the most critical barriers currently preventing sustainable food systems becoming mainstream – the failure to recognize the true costs of producing food in different ways. These videos highlight both plenary and parallel sessions.Read More

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Sustainable Animal Agriculture Literature Library

Compiled by the Meridian Institute, this microsite showcases recommended resources relevant to livestock production and meat consumption that donors, experts, and grantees wish to share with each other in collaboration towards a more sustainable food future.Read More

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Meeting Summary | Global Alliance for the Future of Food Animal Agriculture Convening

This summary highlights discussion at a convening hosted by the Global Alliance in March 2016. The convening brought together 18 foundation representatives and 12 experts to consider issues related to global animal agriculture, with the goal of developing a shared understanding of the landscape of issues related to livestock production and meat consumption, to know who is funding what and why, and to identify the gaps and opportunities.Read More

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Expert Interview Summary | Animal Agriculture Convening

To inform the Global Alliance convening on animal agriculture in 2016, Meridian Institute engaged a diverse cross-section of experts, with varied perspectives and expertise on the complex issues and relationships within animal agriculture systems, such as consumption, production, externalities, climate change and the role key actors might play in supporting pathways to more sustainable livestock production and meat consumption.Read More

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TEEB for Agriculture & Food Interim Report

TEEBAgriFood aims to show the cost of food production, distribution and consumption across various system types and scales when environmental, health, social and cultural externalities and impacts are calculated. This Interim Report presenting the TEEBAgriFood Evaluation Framework was launched in December 2015 at CoP21 in Paris.Read More