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Peer Dialogue: Food security, climate change and pandemia

Ruth Richardson, Zulfiquar Haider and Vijay Thallam 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Climate change and the pandemic have brought deficiencies in food systems into stark focus. ‘Natural farming’ offers one possibility for much-needed change. Guest editor Ruth Richardson talks with Vijay Thallam of the Andhra Pradesh Community-managed …


Gathering evidence is a broad endeavour

Jane Maland Cady 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Scientific research is not the only form of inquiry that is valid in assessing the virtues of agricultural practice In 2006, Bettina Haussmann was researching pearl millet breeding in Niger. With a PhD from Hohenheim University …


Building on Indigenous knowledge

Lourdes Inga and Phrang Roy 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Learning from the knowledge of Indigenous Peoples is vital for the transformation of global food systems In transforming the future of food, funders need to support food sovereignty, agrobiodiversity, and Indigenous Peoples’ food systems that move away …

Interview: Jeff Bradach, co-founder of The Bridgespan Group

Charles Keidan 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Jeff Bradach is co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, arguably among the world’s most influential non-profit and philanthropic advisory firms. Best known today for advising leading philanthropists, including Mackenzie Scott, on donating billions of philanthropic dollars, Bridgespan itself is branching out with over 300 members of staff and …

Food systems and racial equity: challenges from Brazil

Iara Rolnik 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Food systems are not just about food. Other forms of inequality are also intimately involved and must be taken into account Brazil is central to the global debate on food systems. Many describe it as …

The lasting power of an image

Alliance magazine 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

How photography can express humanity’s desire to work for the common good Philanthropic endeavour embraces a great breadth of human activity – as the images on these pages testify. Each is a winning entry to Focus: Philanthropy, a Europe-wide competition organised by Dafne to celebrate ‘unique stories of solidarity …

Manufacturing moral panic

Heather Hamilton and Matthew Hart 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Think the ‘anti-gender’ movement has nothing to do with your philanthropy? Think again Four years ago, Elevate Children Funders Group and the Global Philanthropy Project began working together to increase philanthropic awareness of the issues …

Future of philanthropy media

Annmarie McQueen 23 November 2021

Does philanthropy get the media it deserves? The philanthropy-focused media is coming of age. Outlets and publications are scrambling to meet the needs of readers seeking insight on philanthropy within and beyond our field. As …

Insights from our work funding and supporting charities to improve DEI

Bonnie Chiu and Lily Lewis 15 November 2021

In our last post, we outlined the steps we took to support five charities and social enterprises to apply a diversity and inclusion lens to their organisations. To recap, we covered: Carrying out a Diversity …

Our honest reflections from funding and supporting charities to improve on diversity, equity and inclusion

Bonnie Chiu and Lily Lewis 8 November 2021

The Social Investment Consultancy (TSIC) collaborated with The Pocressi Initiative (TPI) on an action research project, supporting charities and social enterprises working in the addictions and criminal justice sectors to apply a diversity and inclusion …