The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), one of the world’s largest conservation organisations, and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), a foundation that tackles human suffering caused by malnutrition, have announced a formal MOU to deliver food systems that benefit both people and nature.
In the foreshadow of the United Nations Food Systems Summit, the innovative partnership between two of the Summit’s convening organisations promises to deepen thinking on food systems transformation and to accelerate adoption of new solutions.
Recognising the intrinsic link between the health of people and planet, the partners will jointly address the sustainable and inclusive transformation of food systems by sharing knowledge and expertise, and collaborating on data and research platforms. The two organisations will jointly deliver projects and mobilise resources, while staff exchanges are anticipated.
WWF and GAIN are each leading Action Tracks in the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) in September. This Summit will be used to launch bold new actions to transform the way the world produces and consumes food. WWF is leading Action Track 3, with an emphasis on boosting nature-positive production. This aims to reduce pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and loss of biodiversity by optimising how environmental resources are used to produce food. GAIN is leading Action Track1, which focuses on ensuring access to safe and nutritious foods for all.
The action tracks led by GAIN and WWF are closely intertwined, in recognition that food systems are a complex, ‘constellation of activities’ involving both people and planet. Together, WWF and GAIN will address topics such as sustainable diets, urban food systems, food justice, and issues of food equity and access.