This year’s fires in the Amazon, the worst in recent years, are a stark reminder of the challenges of producing plenty, affordable, and healthy food for a growing and more affluent world. Today, almost all of the soy that Brazil exports goes to China, the rest to the European Union and other developing markets. There, … Continued
PRESS RELEASE 21 INSPIRING EXAMPLES OF A SUSTAINABLE FOOD FUTURE A new research report – “Beacons of Hope: Accelerating Transformations to Sustainable Food Systems” – launched today by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food and Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development showcases 21 initiatives from across the world that are working in diverse ways to achieve … Continued
Resilient Seed Systems: Shared Action Framework is a strategic guide for diverse stakeholders to enhance the resilience of seed systems.
Agricultural biodiversity and resilient seed systems are essential for accelerating the transition to agroecological systems as a core solution to the future of food. In the current context of climate change and global food insecurity, there is an urgent need for seed systems that protect seed diversity and enhance nutrition and food security. At this … Continued
In October 2018, 93 people gathered for a strategic convening on resilient seed systems hosted by the Global Alliance, in Oaxaca, Mexico — a globally important centre of origin for corn and other crops. The combination of a diverse group of participants with deep expertise related to resilient seed systems, and the influence of Oaxaca’s landscape, farms, culinary traditions and unique biocultural history, led to important discussions, insights, and ideas.
I recently visited Mexico in preparation for a strategic convening the Global Alliance for the Future of Food is planning on resilient seed systems. While in Oaxaca, I saw first-hand how the deep historical connection to the milpa (maize system) is tied to socio-cultural and culinary traditions, local livelihoods, as well as the region’s ecological … Continued
Lauren Baker takes a deep dive into investing in agroecology for a future of food that is sustainable, secure, and equitable.
In February 2018, Ruth Richardson, Executive Director of the Global Alliance, was invited by Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI) to travel to Andhra Pradesh – a state of 49 million people in south-east India – with a mission to see first-hand the ambitious Climate Resilient Zero Budget Natural Farming initiative (ZBNF) supported by APPI and the Andhra … Continued
Press release about the launch of a research report examining the many health impacts caused by food systems.
In early May 2017, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food hosted its 2nd International Dialogue with over 250 food systems leaders from the local to the global, to gain deeper insights into the connections between climate change and food systems, to craft visions of the food systems we need today and tomorrow, and … Continued