Launched at the 2016 Summit, the Campaign, conducted in partnership with the Arnall Family Foundation, reflects Concordia’s belief that a humane and sustainable global food supply is a challenge of utmost importance for today and tomorrow, and that public-private partnerships (P3s) can provide a pathway to a meaningful solution. The Campaign aims to elevate the issue of animal welfare as it explores policy, innovation, and global efforts in the food sustainability space throughout the next several years.
As part of our Campaign for a Sustainable Global Food Supply, Concordia is producing an eight-part multimedia project to raise awareness about sustainable agriculture, animal welfare, and the interconnectedness of our food systems. Through a three-part mini-documentary series, we are highlighting the journey from farm to fork and the valuable role that public-private partnerships play in this space. Part 1 explores sustainable livestock practices and the role of animal welfare on U.S. farms. As consumers are increasingly driving the demand for sustainably produced food, this episode examines the challenges facing small farms and the different processes that exist in livestock production.
Part two takes the challenges expressed by farmers in episode one and highlights partnerships working to address sustainable food transport to connect fresh farm products to markets and consumers back to their food system. This episode features key partnerships between Winrock International’s Wallace Center, the Walmart Foundation, the U.S.Department of Agriculture, as well as FRESHFARM Markets, the Washington D.C. Department of Health, and DC Greens.
Building off of the second mini-documentary, the third chapter in the series will look at sustainability through the lens of food waste, highlighting public private partnerships and experts leading the way in food waste management. From restaurateurs’ commitment to sustainability to efforts lead by governments and food banks, the consequences of global food waste will be explored through interviews and site visits to raise awareness about embedding sustainable practices into supply chains.