21 INSPIRING EXAMPLES OF A SUSTAINABLE FOOD FUTURE

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: Strategic Convening

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

TOWARD A SHARED ACTION FRAMEWORK FOR RESILIENT SEED SYSTEMS

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.

THE GLOBAL IMPORTANCE OF MAIZE DIVERSITY

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

ZERO BUDGET NATURAL FARMING IN ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA

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