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
On May 3-5, 2017, some 206 soil carbon experts, farmers, NGO leaders, government officials, private sector leaders, philanthropists, and advocates from thirty-four countries met to explore how to advance soil carbon sequestration (SCS) through agriculture and ecosystem restoration. Participants explored practices for building healthy soils, including critical pathways for scaling up SCS to enhance global … Continued
In spring 2016 in Washington, D.C., the Global Alliance for the Future of Food met with experts, advocates and other funders in philanthropy working on sustainable animal agriculture systems* to determine a shared narrative and position, and identify opportunities to take collective action. Emerging high-level messages: Animal agriculture and meat consumption sit at the nexus … Continued
Agricultural biodiversity is essential to the future of food. A deep pool of biodiversity will ensure that we have plant species and varieties that can withstand changing weather patterns. Agricultural biodiversity is directly connected to global nutrition, dietary health, cultural and culinary diversity, and the resilience of local economies and markets. Seeds are central to … Continued
DIVERSE AND ROBUST SEED SYSTEMS ARE CRITICAL IN LIGHT OF CLIMATE CHANGE, FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, AND FOR THE RESILIENCE OF LOCAL ECONOMIES The Global Alliance for the Future of Food has launched The Future of Food: Seeds of Resilience, A Compendium of Perspectives on Agricultural Biodiversity from Around the World at the IUCN … Continued
Guest post by Million Belay, PhD, founder of the MELCA-Ethiopia NGO and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA). Million is an expert and advocate for forestry conservation, resilience, indigenous livelihoods, and food and seed sovereignty. In November 2015, Million joined the FAO Regional Meetings on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa … Continued