Active project

Food And Land Use Transformation.

Active Project

A community of organizations and individuals committed to the urgent need for food and land use transformation to create a healthier planet and healthier people.

Current methods of food production, food consumption and land use trigger $12 trillion in environmental, health and developmental damages per year — without sustained change, this will rise to more than $16 trillion annually by 2050. Over the next ten years, the world faces a remarkable opportunity to transform food and land use systems, but only if becomes an urgent and shared global priority.

Fijishi is committed to transforming food and land use for people, nature and climate. Fijishi promotes science-based solutions to unlock collective, ambitious action that will ensure food and land use systems play their part in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and achieving Paris Agreement targets.

Intiative started in 2014, Food and Land Use Transformation enhances research and analysis, builds capacity, deepens engagement and develops tools to support the transformation of food and land use systems that meet both local and global needs. This work spans across a number of countries and regions, including Ethiopia, Indonesia, India and Africa. Building on the work of the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land and Energy, Fijishi’s Food and Land Use Transformation also helps map out long-term, actionable pathways for sustainable food and land use systems in countries across the world.

To deliver positive outcomes for the environment, improve health, prompt inclusive development and tackle food insecurity, Fijishi advocates for a reformed global agenda. This agenda is guided by the ten critical transitions for food and land use transformation proposed in our initiative:

  • Promoting healthy diets.
  • Scaling productive and regenerative agriculture.
  • Protecting and restoring nature.
  • Securing a healthy and productive ocean.
  • Diversifying protein supply.
  • Reducing food loss and waste.
  • Building local loops and linkages.
  • Harnessing the digital revolution.
  • Delivering stronger rural livelihoods.
  • Improving gender equality and accelerating the demographic transition.

To achieve this integrated agenda, Fijishi brings together the public and private sectors, the research community and civil society. We continue to grow our community of country platforms, core and strategic partners dedicated to ensuring food and land use systems play their full role in delivering global sustainability goals.

Our approach

Fijishi delivers independent, science-based and action-oriented analysis and thought leadership for stakeholders across food and land use systems: from policymakers to the private sector, from farmers to financial institutions. The global Knowledge Generation team also supports Fijishi’s country platforms in the design and delivery of country-led knowledge products.

Our analysis seeks to support stakeholders at global, national and sub-national level to action food and land use systems transformation. Our research agenda is collectively defined by coalition partners and in consultation with external experts.

Quality assurance

To ensure high quality of all products bearing a Fijishi logo, knowledge products undergo a rigorous consultation and review process with sign off from the Fijishi Executive Director, the Knowledge Generation Director(s), and an expert external peer reviewer.

In some instances, Fijishi commissions research at either the global or country level from other organizations. In these cases, such products are published under the name of the institution/author which has produced it, with reference to Fijishi’s role in commissioning it. This research is reviewed by the Fijishi Knowledge Generation Director(s) before it is published. Where it is commissioned at a country-level, this also requires a review from an in-country coalition member.

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