Tools and resources to jump-start your project

Far from an exhaustive list of resources, this part of the portal is simply meant to inspire and help catalyze moving ideas towards impact. We include a wide range of content here to support actors across the food system in taking meaningful steps to help solutions gain traction in different ways. Please contact us to share useful resources here and please refer to the "Explore other relevant initiatives" section of the About Us page as well. 

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Accelerating the 10 Critical Transitions: Positive Tipping Points for Food and Land Use Systems Transformation

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In 2019 the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) produced a Global Consultation Report, Growing Better: Ten Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use. The report set out why a global transformation is needed in the next decade, and it provided a vision for a better future along with a proposed reform agenda to achieve it. This action agenda – anchored around ten critical transitions – is necessary to deliver climate mitigation, safeguard biological diversity, ensure healthier diets for all, improve food security and
create more inclusive and resilient rural economies.

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Investing in regenerative agriculture and food course

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A series of currently 17 short videos (10-15min) plus downloadable slides with our lessons learned after recording over 120+ interviews with investors, fund managers, farmers, scientists since 2016, always asking the question:

‘How to put money to work in regenerating soils at scale and growing a lot of tasty food while doing so?’

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EIT Food Startup Manual

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Over 40 modules of practical advice for agrifood entrepreneurs covering everything from finance to funding, sustainability to supply chain.



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Supply Chain Analysis for Nutrition tool (SCAN)

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This tool can help individuals and organisations working on supply chains for nutrition, providing best practices to ensure uniformity, consistency, and quality of the analysis. It aims to clarify key terminology and drive users to employ a common methodology when undertaking supply chain analyses for potential nutrition impact.

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UNFAO Enabling sustainable food systems: Innovators' handbook (2020)

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This is a practical resource, written collaboratively to bring real-life experience and lessons from local food systems actors from Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe who are leading initiatives to grow, share, sell and consume more sustainable foods in their local contexts. This handbook was written for “sustainable food systems innovators and provides case studies, tips, checklists, and matrices to help readers think critically about potential opportunities in their own food systems.

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Food and Agriculture Roadmap: Policy recommendations from a consumer perspective

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World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) - Chapter from Food and Agriculture Roadmap (2020)

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Intro to value chain management of traditional grains – from farm to table

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This online training explains the challenge of hidden hunger and how to adopt the best available practices for producing nutritive, tasty and affordable whole grain-based food products. The training equips small and medium-sized food processing companies with knowledge and skills to use hydrothermal processing of traditional varieties of whole grains, an approach that increases the bioavailability of micronutrients inside the grains and enables their easy absorption.



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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World: Transforming Food Systems for Affordable Healthy Diets (2020)

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The UN Food and Agriculture Organization SOFI 2020 report. This report complements the usual assessment of food security and nutrition with projections of what the world may look like in 2030, if trends of the last decade continue. Projections show that the world is not on track to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and, despite some progress, most indicators are also not on track to meet global nutrition targets. The food security and nutritional status of the most vulnerable population groups is likely to deteriorate further due to the health and socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Enabling sustainable food systems: Innovators' handbook

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This practical resource, written collaboratively, shares real-life experience and lessons from local food systems actors from Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe who are leading initiatives to grow, share, sell and consume more sustainable foods in their local contexts. The handbook provides case studies, tips, checklists, and matrices to help readers think critically about potential opportunities in their own food systems.