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Food systems philanthropy

A moment between then and now

Ruth Richardson 30 November 2021

We must take the opportunity offered by events to reconfigure the world’s food systems – and that involves seeing them as systems When we first sat down to conceptualise this issue, we thought about the …


In profile: Food Systems Philanthropy

Alliance magazine 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

From production to distribution and consumption, philanthropy helps to shape global food systems. Here is a snapshot of some of the principal organisations and groups active in the field. Funders for Regenerative Agriculture (FORA) aims …


Philanthropy’s role past and future

Michael Quinn Patton 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Growing more food has been the global response to food insecurity. It will no longer suffice and philanthropy should be prepared to lend its hand to a more thoroughgoing change In the build-up to the UN …

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 …

Everyone has skin in the game

Lukas Haynes and Omar Sana 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Climate change and food systems are intimately connected, leaving philanthropy with an increasingly critical role in the task of mitigating one and changing the other The scale of investment required for the economic transformation that …

Business as usual is a non-starter

Jennifer Astone and Rex Raimond 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Covid-19 revealed the weaknesses of current food systems but also highlighted initiatives which could be transformative When the Covid-19 pandemic closed down markets, borders, and trucking, it exposed the limitations of global food supply chains. …

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 …