Address multicrisis by mainstreaming sustainable food finance

The 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly took place this month in the midst of a storm of converging crises, driven in part by skewed incentives in food, energy, and finance. Worsening climate disruption is reducing access to fresh water, threatening food supplies, and intensifying vulnerability across a diverse range of countries andContinue reading “Address multicrisis by mainstreaming sustainable food finance”

Stockholm +50 – A new step toward food value chain transformation

GFFN Partner World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and Stokholm Environmental Institute (SEI), in close collaboration with GFFN Partner United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the Stockholm Action Agenda initiative, outlining priorities and recommendations for action in key sectors, including food and agriculture.

Food System Transformation in Turbulent Times – Interview with GFFN Partners WBCSD and Food Systems for the Future

Expert Interview featuring GFFN Principals & core partners Diane Holdorf – Executive Vice President at World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) & Ertharin Cousin – CEO and Founder of Food Systems for the Future (FSF) discuss the urgen need for a fast response to food systems transformations and the importance of adequate and accessible financing.

A Multi-Billion-Dollar Opportunity: Repurposing agricultural support to transform food systems

This joint FAO-UNDP-UNEP report calls for governments to rethink the way agriculture is subsidized and supported. The majority (87%) of $540 billion of support to agricultural producers is either price distorting or harmful to nature and health. Repurposing this support can help transform food systems and achieve the SDGs.

The Case for Repurposing Public Support to Agriculture: Policy Brief

The global food and agriculture sector receives more than US$700 billion in public support each year, but much of this is not currently geared toward addressing this challenge. This policy brief produced by Just Rural Transition (JRT) explains how countries support their food and agriculture sectors, why much of this financial assistance is in need of repurposing, and what this process looks like in practice.