Core partners

Partner overview

Together we are stronger. FOLU plays an important role as a bridge between different sectors and stakeholders, and believes collaboration is the key ingredient to deliver impact at scale.

 

Established in 2006, AGRA is an African-led and Africa-based institution that puts smallholder farmers at the center...

AGRA

Established in 2006, AGRA is an African-led and Africa-based institution that puts smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy. Together with its partners, AGRA is working to sustainably grow Africa’s food systems in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. 

AGRA strengthens seed systems, develops, and promotes sustainable farming practices, helps unlock trade and markets, and supports governments who lead their countries’ development. The organization works with farmers to adapt to climate change, increase soil health, and protect the environment.  AGRA believes deeply in the urgency of reducing the inequality that women face in agriculture, and to unlocking the power and innovation of youth. 

Key contacts

Assan Ng’ombe
Resilience officer
[email protected]

Founded in 2013, EAT is a global, non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the global food system through cutting-edge science,...

EAT

Founded in 2013, EAT is a global, non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the global food system through cutting-edge science, impatient disruption, novel partnerships, and movement building.  EAT connects and partners across science, policy, business, and civil society to achieve a fair and sustainable global food system for healthy people and planet – leaving no one behind. 

Key contacts

Dr. Fabrice DeClerck
Director of Science
[email protected]

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) works with governments, businesses and civil society to ensure nutritious and safe...

GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) works with governments, businesses and civil society to ensure nutritious and safe foods are available to all people – especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition – and that they are delivered in a sustainable way. GAIN’s focus countries include Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Tanzania. 

Key contacts

Catrin Kissick
Acting Manager, Policy Engagement and Advocacy Support 
[email protected]

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an independent international scientific institute that researches some of this...

IIASA

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an independent international scientific institute that researches some of this century’s most pressing environmental, economic, technological, and social challenges. The institute’s findings provide valuable insights for policymakers to shape the future of our changing world.  

Key contacts

Dr. Valeria Javalera-Rincón
Research Scholar, Exploratory Modeling of Human-Natural Systems Research Group, IIASA Advancing Systems Analysis Program 
[email protected]

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is a global organization working closely with UN agencies, multilateral financing...

SDSN

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is a global organization working closely with UN agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society to support countries with integrated approaches for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement. The network comprises over 1,600 member-institutions globally that mobilize scientific, technological and local policy expertise to promote practical solutions through education, research, policy analysis and global cooperation.    

SDSN has been a FOLU core partner from the beginning, leading two of its strategic initiatives: the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-Use and Bio-Energy (FABLE) Consortium, and the Food, Environment, Land and Development (FELD) Action Tracker.  

 

Key contacts

Cecil Haverkamp
Co-Director SDSN Food/Land Team, Director of the Food, Environment, Land and Development (FELD) Programme and Action Tracker 
[email protected]
Aline Mosnier
FABLE Consortium Scientific Co-Director
[email protected]

SYSTEMIQ was founded in 2016 to drive the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement by...

SYSTEMIQ

SYSTEMIQ was founded in 2016 to drive the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement by transforming markets and business models in five key systems: nature and food, materials and circularity, energy, urban areas and sustainable finance. A certified B Corp, SYSTEMIQ combines strategic advisory with high-impact, on-the-ground work, and partners with business, finance, policymakers and civil society to deliver system change. SYSTEMIQ has offices in Brazil, France, Germany, Indonesia, the Netherlands and the UK.    

SYSTEMIQ coordinated the FOLU Secretariat from inception in 2017 to 2020.  

Key contacts

Praveen Rajadiston
Deputy Director
[email protected]

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) consists of a global community of over 200 businesses working collectively...

WBCSD

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) consists of a global community of over 200 businesses working collectively to accelerate the system transformations needed for a net zero, nature positive, and equitable future.  

WBCSD engages executives and sustainability leaders to share practical insights, develop guides and tools, and provide science-based standards and protocols to help businesses drive integrated actions on climate, nature and equality across sectors and geographical regions.  

Key contacts

Clea Kaske-Kuck
Director, Policy, Advocacy and Member Mobilization 

The World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) is a member-based organization representing a global community of farmers and affiliates from 52...

WFO

The World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) is a member-based organization representing a global community of farmers and affiliates from 52 countries. WFO works to bring the farmers’ voice into the global political dialogue on agriculture including in all the relevant international processes impacting the sector – scaling the local to global, replicating successes and inspiring producers from one country to another. 

Key contacts

Giovanna Amelio
The Climakers Coordinator, WFO
[email protected]

World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization with more than 1,600 experts and spans more than 60...

WRI

World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization with more than 1,600 experts and spans more than 60 countries. With deep expertise in policy, research and data analysis, economics and more, WRI turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. 

WRI is the acting secretariat as well as a founding member of FOLU.  

Key contacts

Morgan Gillespy
Executive Director
[email protected]