Organizations championing food diversity

  • Hivos

    Hivos is an international humanist organization founded in the Netherlands in 1968 that seeks new and creative solutions to persistent global problems; solutions created by people taking their lives into their own hands. We offer a positive counterbalancing force against discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Our mission is to innovate for social change. With smart projects in the right places, we work towards more open and green societies.

  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

    A CGIAR research center, CIAT works with hundreds of partners to help developing countries make farming more competitive, profitable and resilient through smarter, more sustainable natural resource management. Among its vast portfolio, CIAT develops more resilient and productive varieties of cassava and common bean, together with improved tropical forages for livestock.

  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

    A member of the CGIAR consortium, IFPRI provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Their five strategic research areas include: fostering climate-resilient and sustainable food supply; promoting healthy diets and nutrition for all; building inclusive and efficient markets, trade systems, and food industry; transforming agricultural and rural economies; and strengthening institutions and governance.

  • International Potato Center (CIP)

    CIP seeks to achieve food security, increased well-being, and gender equity for poor people in the developing world. CIP furthers its mission through rigorous research, innovation in science and technology, and capacity strengthening regarding root and tuber farming and food systems. CIP is a CGIAR research center.

  • Lexicon of Sustainability

    The Lexicon of Sustainability is a US-based NGO that provides communications strategy on food and agriculture with a focus on sustainability. ‘The Lexicon’ is working in partnership with the Food Forever Initiative and other stakeholders around the world to bring much needed awareness to the diversity in food systems. The Lexicon conceived a campaign known as Rediscovered Foods to highlight 25 forgotten smart foods which could feed the world in 2050. The campaign will share success stories of farmers, scientists and chefs from 14 countries.

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