Understanding Food Systems

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations. Their vision of agriculture is one where a safe, nutritious, ample, and affordable food supply is produced by a legion of family farmers who make a decent living pursuing their trade, while protecting the environment, and contributing to the strength and stability of their communities.

Learn more about their work around healthy food access, and local and regional food systems.

Freethink: The Future of Food

When it comes to scaling agricultural production sustainably, one small country has a very large impact. Bolstered by a national commitment to produce twice the amount of food with half the resources, the Netherlands has become the world’s #2 produce exporter.

This video shows how efficient farming in the Netherlands is producing 20 times more food with 1/4 the water and the most sustainable agriculture systems in the world.

World Food Day

The 2020 #WorldFoodDay marked the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 75th anniversary as countries around the world continue to cope with the challenges of COVID-19. It was a call to action to transform food systems and honor #FoodHeroes. Billions of people joined FAO’s global call – governments, leaders, individuals, municipalities, private businesses, media, influencers, colleagues, and every day people from around the world.

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