Launched at the 2016 Summit, the Campaign for a Sustainable Global Food Supply 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 film series, we are highlighting the journey from farm to fork and the valuable role that public-private partnerships play in this space. Part one 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.
Opinion Editorial: Public-Private Partnerships to lead next agricultural revolution
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.
Opinion Editorial: Macrogreens: Urban Food Systems are the Root of Sustainable Cities
Building on Part 2, which details how marketing and transportation can offer solutions to inefficiencies in the food system, the third—and final—installment of our video series offers a closer look at the positive role the private sector can play in addressing today’s food-related challenges. Part 3 explores the circular food economy through the work of two agricultural entrepreneurs one seeking to disrupt the industrial chemical fertilizer industry and eliminate food waste in the United States, and the other incubating the next class of mission-driven food companies.