Food systems: time for change

​Over the last half-century and more, global food systems have been dominated by the large-scale production of single crops produced for mass markets, culminating in the Green Revolution of the 1990s. While this transition from subsistence to industrialised agricultural has increased production,  many of its effects have been detrimental and are becoming increasingly so.
In this webinar, we will explore some of the alternatives to the prevalent system and ask what it would take to produce a paradigm shift in which producers and distributors are treated fairly, the environment is not systematically degraded and all have access to healthy and nourishing food.

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Among the questions participants will discuss are: 

  • ​​​​​​​What alternatives are there to the current model that are both viable and eco-friendly?

  • ​​​​​​​Are there successful examples of these that philanthropy can help seed?

  • ​​​​​​​What are the crucial intersections between food systems and other issues (for example climate change and the future of Indigenous Peoples) that need to be considered?

  • ​​​​​​​How can food producers be incentivised to change current production practices?

  • ​​​​​​​What is the main role for philanthropy in encouraging and fostering changes to food systems?

  • Ruth Richardson

    Executive Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food

  • Iara Rolnik

    Programme director, Instituto Ibirapitanga

  • Zulfiquar Haider

    Head of programmes and strategy, Azim Premji Foundation

  • Andrew Milner

    Associate editor, Alliance Magazine

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