collaboration

Portal collaboration

The food system supports millions of livelihoods and provides the food that is central to human health and wellbeing -- but it is also a major driver of global environmental degradation and poor health. 

We urgently need to think and act in new ways to make sure that affordable, safe, and nutritious foods are accessible to all, while also restoring and protecting our environment.

While considerable‘ best practices’ and traditional knowledge for supporting food systems already exist, it is critical to recreate food systems and devise transformative solutions that work on these interlinked issues at the same time.

 

The core portal team includes the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the EAT Foundation and the Alliance of Bioversity International-CIAT. The initiative builds off of the outputs and momentum from “Project DISRUPT: Healthy Diets on a Healthy Planet”, a Delphi study conducted from March - July 2020. Additionally, work done by the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and CSIRO’s Food Systems and Global Change group helped to shape the portal content and focus in early stages.

Additional portal collaborators now also include, Wageningen University & Research, the SUN Business Network, CoSAI (the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification), and the Social Gastronomy Movement.

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The portal initiative is a truly ONGOING, OPEN and COLLABORATIVE effort between multiple groups spanning the fields of nutrition, sustainable agricultural development, and environmental health.

 

The database of innovative solutions in the portal was launched with 100+ solutions that were identified through multiple food system innovation “sourcing” efforts by the core team (research papers included below in Background Resources).

Moving forward, the portal will continue to grow as more innovative solutions, examples and additional resources are added by individuals and teams working around the world on these same issues.

We welcome your contributions!

BACKGROUND RESOURCES

Many of the solutions included in the database were sourced by research carried about by teams around the world in ongoing independent (but relavent) projects. The following papers are the published resources that correspond to this work.

KEY CONTRIBUTORS

Many people have made significant contributions to the design and development of portal resources and content. Below you'll find names and affiliations of those behind these efforts!

Name Organization
Alem Hadera Abay Consultant - Senior Nutritionist
Ermias Aynekulu World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Nazmul Alam International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Lukasz Aleksandrowicz Wellcome Trust
Fikadu Reta Alemayehu Hawassa University, Ethiopia
Henrik Jørgen Andersen Arla Foods Ingredients
Alex O. Awiti East Africa Institute, Aga Khan University, Kenya
Christopher B. Barrett Cornell University
Kaleab Baye Addis Ababa University
Tesfaye Hailu Bekele Ethiopian Public Health Institute; Wageningen University and Research
Inge D. Brouwer A4NH-CGIAR Flagship Food Systems for Healthier Diets, Wageningen University
Patrick Caron Scientific Council of AgroParisTech; University of Montpellier
Julia Compton Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (CoSAI), WLE/IWMI CGIAR
Damien Conaré UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems (Montpellier SupAgro)
Tesfaye Haile Dargie UNDP Ethiopia
Camilla De Nardi World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Ruth DeFries Columbia University
David Edwards World Wildlife Fund-UK
Jessica Fanzo Johns Hopkins University
Giovanni V. Frajese University of Rome “Foro Italico”
Greg S. Garrett Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)
Douglas Gayeton The Lexicon
Chris Gordon Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
Joseph Gridley EIT Food
Nicola Gryczka Gastromotiva; Social Gastronomy Movement
Afton Halloran Consultant - Sustainable Food Systems Transitions
Chavanne Hanson Global Food Team @ Google
Jody Harris Institute of Development Studies (UK); World Vegetable Center (Thailand)
Guy Hogge Louis Dreyfus Company
Nick Jacobs IPES-Food
Thomas Kähler ROCKWOOL
Mark Kaplan Envisible - Wholechain
Tarik Kassaye Consultant - Nutrition
Bushra Ferdous Khan North South University, Bangladesh
Carl Lachat Ghent University
Ferew Lemma Ministry of Health, Ethiopia
Agnes Martin Danone
Timothée Pasqualini World Benchmarking Alliance
Sarah Rawson Olam International
Carson Roper Consultant - Seafood Industry Liaison
Ruerd Ruben Wageningen University and Research
Petra Schmitter International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Dominic Schofield Peregrine Impact Associates
Sergey Shabala University of Tasmania, Australia
Dorothy Shaver Unilever
Laura Shulman Food Future Strategies Inc.
Ethan Soloviev HowGood.com
Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted CGIAR-WorldFish
Nazim Uddin Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI)
Elke Vandamme International Potato Center (CIP) CGIAR
Tom Verdonk University of Leuven
Alain Vidal World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Mario Herrero Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Daniel Mason-D'Croz Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Jeda Palmer Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Roseline Remans the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, CGIAR
Fabrice DeClerck EAT; the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, CGIAR
Marie-Angélique Laporte the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, CGIAR
Heather Zornetzer the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, CGIAR
Charlotte Pedersen Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Sanne Jensen Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Maud de Hemptinne Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Eric Brulé-Champagne Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Wendy Gonzalez Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Stella Nordhagen Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Fanny Dyrberg Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Catia Pedro Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Abby Falla Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Oliver Camp Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Catherine LeBlanc Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Claire Song Cornell University
Kamakhya Misra Cornell University
Nick Sutera Cornell University
Katherine Philipp Cornell University
Maggie Hamilton Cornell University
Ella Therese de Bruijn Cornell University
Elyssa Pergola Cornell University
Hannah Rosenberg Cornell University
Sammi Lin Cornell University
Prawira Pikanto Cornell University