About the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU)

Who we are

Established in 2017, the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) is a community of organisations and individuals committed to the urgent need to transform the way we produce and consume food and use our land for people, nature and climate. We support science-based solutions and help build a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities to unlock collective, ambitious action. We build on the work of the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land Use and Energy (FABLE) Consortium teams which operate in more than 20 countries.

Our strength comes from a growing community of country platforms, core partners, FOLU Ambassadors, funders, connecting those who share our mission: to ensure food and land use systems play their full role in delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement to ensure the future prosperity of all people and to protect and restore our planet’s vital ecosystems.

Food and land use systems involve every factor in the ways land is used and food is produced, stored, packed, processed, traded, distributed, marketed, consumed and disposed of. We bring together the public and private sectors, the research community and civil society, to harness expertise and enable systems thinking approaches. We are committed to the urgent need for food and land use transformation to create a healthier planet and healthier people. Get involved today if you have something to bring to the table.

 

It is in all our hands.

FOLU Transformation pyramid

FOLU Pyramid

Our community

Our core partners currently include Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), EAT, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis  (IIASA), Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), SYSTEMIQ, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), The World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) and World Resources Institute (WRI).

FOLU around the world

Taking the local global. Each country faces its own distinct challenges and opportunities. We support platforms in countries across the world that enhance research and analysis, build capacity, deepen engagement and develop tools to support the transformation of food and land use systems to meet local and global goals. We enable the sharing of best practice and knowledge within and between countries. The country programs are co-chaired by Claudia Martinez and Tjokorda Nirarta “Koni” Samadhi. Visit our country pages for more information.

FOLU around the world

Taking the local global. Each country faces its own distinct challenges and opportunities. We support platforms in countries across the world that enhance research and analysis, build capacity, deepen engagement and develop tools to support the transformation of food and land use systems to meet local and global goals. We enable the sharing of best practice and knowledge within and between countries. The country programs are co-chaired by Claudia Martinez and Tjokorda Nirarta “Koni” Samadhi. Visit our country pages for more information.

Growing better business

We believe business has a critical role to play in achieving the outcomes for climate, biodiversity, public health and prosperous livelihoods that the world needs. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a FOLU core partner, convenes business leaders to support them in this role. FOLU acknowledges the invaluable contribution of Unilever, Yara International and the Business and Sustainable Development Commission in nurturing our initial development.

Who supports us

Funding plays a key role in the development of resilient food and land use systems. We are grateful for the support from our funders who provide FOLU with the resources needed to bring collective ideas to life. They include MAVA Foundation Pour La Nature, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and NICFI (Norway’s International Climate Forest Initiative). We are currently developing our longer-term strategy, if you would like to get in touch and join us in bringing about the change that we know is possible.

Who supports us

We are grateful for the support from our funders who provide FOLU with the resources needed to support our vision. Our funders currently include the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the MAVA Foundation, Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). We are currently developing our longer-term strategy, if you would like to get in touch and join us in bringing about the change that we know is possible.

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