The global food system is expected to feed a population of 9 billion by 2050 in an ethical, safe, and sustainable manner. The current system cannot meet this demand without irreversibly depleting natural resources and risking livelihoods, which would make everyone vulnerable to food insecurity. Public-private partnerships provide a vehicle by which to tackle this challenge. Concordia’s Campaign for a Sustainable Global Food Supply is working to develop lasting cross-sector solutions that meaningfully advance the international discussion on food sustainability, with a focus on farm animal welfare. Concordia envisions a sustainable global food supply as one that produces nutritious diets for everyone, uses resources efficiently at every stage along the way from farm to fork, and protects the capacity of future generations to feed themselves.
As part of the Campaign, Concordia produced a multimedia project to raise awareness about sustainable agriculture, animal welfare, and the interconnectedness of our food systems. Through the film series, we highlight the journey from farm to fork and the valuable role that public-private partnerships play in this space.
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Officially launched at the Concordia Summit in September 2016, the Campaign for a Sustainable Global Food Supply is conducted in partnership with Volcani Institute. In recognition of the enormity and urgency of the challenge to feed a growing global population, this campaign aims to develop lasting cross-sector solutions that meaningfully advance the international discussion on food security and evolve consumer behaviors to better achieve sustainability. Importantly, the Campaign tackles the issue of a sustainable global food supply through the lens of animal welfare. Humane livestock production has positive implications for trade policy, food security and sustainability, climate change, and public health, but it has not been sufficiently integrated into cross-sector solutions. In keeping with Concordia’s efforts to achieve social impact through P3s, the Campaign seeks to raise awareness, generate actionable research, and create partnerships.