Food and Land Use

Transformation Pyramid

Our food and land use systems must be understood for what they are: both a problem and a solution.

The ways we produce and consume food and use our land cost $12 trillion a year in damage to people and the planet. If we do nothing, this will amount to $16 trillion a year by 2050. But there are remarkable opportunities. The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) proposes a reform agenda centred around ten critical transitions that would enable these systems to provide food security and healthy diets for a growing global population, while also tackling climate, biodiversity, health and poverty challenges – all while unlocking $4.5 trillion a year in new business opportunities!

The specifics of the transition areas outlined in the pyramid will inevitably vary from one country to the next, and from one community to the next. But all countries and communities could benefit from taking a holistic approach to the transformation of food and land use systems, combining the opportunities that are becoming available in terms of nutritious food, nature-based solutions, wider choice and supply, and opportunity for all. There is hope and we all have a part to play.

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