Food is a basic need, critical for our survival. It influences every aspect of human life – how we use our land and water; earn and spend
Food is a basic need, critical for our survival. It influences every aspect of human life – how we use our land and water; earn and spend money; conduct social interactions; maintain our health, and more.
Most agree that our current food system needs reform: One in nine people in the world are hungry and poor diet is a primary driver of disease. One-third of our greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. Yet in spite of these and other critical ramifications of a broken food system, the issue still lacks attention and funding.
In this rigorous but fun, hands-on program, participants will examine avenues for holistic change in our local, national and global food system. Taking into consideration tensions and interconnections between sustainable agriculture, business, climate change, public health, and poverty, we will explore solutions through the politics of food, business of food, and culture of food.
In meetings with leading experts, funders, nonprofits, and social enterprises, you will enhance your ability to:
- Understand the many sectors food systems affect, how they interconnect and holistic approaches for impact
- Identify and implement the best practices of strategic philanthropists in the field, including how to support the nascent food movement
- Utilize advocacy approaches to influence the politics of food at local, national and global levels
- Leverage market based solutions and other innovative approaches to influence the business of food
- Identify best practices to change the culture around food, improve health, reduce global hunger, and enlist the public to further food systems reform
All Day (Tuesday)
The Philanthropy Workshop San Francisco Office