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Regenerative Agriculture, Food Security, and Water


Alex Amouyel, President and CEO, Newman’s Own Foundation
Madhu Rajesh, Senior Director – Water & Agriculture, The Coca-Cola Company
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Advisor to Climate-focused Funds, Founders and Philanthropies, Author, Council on Foreign Relations
Mark Viso, President and CEO, Food for the Hungry


WITH Patron Programming Partner

food for the hungry logo - Regenerative Agriculture, Food Security, and Water

“What we really mean about food justice is […] thinking about children going to school and having access to nutritious, healthy, local, plant-forward, culturally-relevant food supported by a fair, just, transparent, sustainable food system in the United States.”

– Alex Amouyel

“When we talk about regenerative agriculture, food, security, water, it’s all about how people live lives of dignity.”

– Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

“By resilience, we mean being able to mitigate and manage multiple shocks and crises, stresses, and other types of challenges that come at people, that come at communities in unexpected ways.”

– Mark Viso

“Sustainable agriculture is so important because it underpins so many sustainability metrics. You can’t talk about agriculture without talking about water, without climate, without food, without communities.”

– Madhu Rajesh

Key takeaways & next steps:

  • The importance of comprehensive, interlinked solutions is important when addressing the complexities of regenerative agriculture, food security, and water challenges.
  • Collaboration between the public, private, non-profit, and for-profit sectors is vital to create sustainable solutions. Partnerships at various levels must be nurtured.
  • Advocacy for supportive policies is critical on both domestic and international fronts, such as the Farm Bill and universal free school meals.
  • Developing tools and policies that consider evolving climate risks over the next decade is essential for building resilience in communities facing these challenges.