Giving Compass' Take:

• To leap forward into 2020, Food Tank is highlighting 120 organizations with plans for a more sustainable food system in the next year.

• What are the challenges in recruiting more support for sustainable food initiatives? What are the barriers for donors to be apart of this? 

Here's an article on the need for a sustainable food system in Europe. 

2019 was a great year for Food Tank. We hosted and participated in ground-breaking Summits, innovative events, and global discussions about the food system in Abu Dhabi, Australia, Italy, and across the United States. We hosted our largest ever NYC Summit and Gala; our first-ever event series in New York City, Washington D.C., and Boston; and met many of our members and readers—and heroines and heroes—in person! We also started the second season of “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” our podcast that joins experts, thinkers, and doers in the food system.

As we head into a new decade, Food Tank is more excited than ever! In 2020, we’re expanding our activities in innovative ways—including new cities for our Food Talk Live events and Summits (here we come Tempe, AZ and Chicago, IL in January!), more podcasts with cool food and agriculture experts, and an off-Broadway play about climate change and the food system (Yes! A musical!).

Now is the time to join Food Tank—it’s not too late to become a member this year and support our mission of bringing all sides to the table!

To start off the year, we’ve compiled a list of 120 organizations to keep an eye on in 2020 that are working towards a more sustainable food system. Have a happy, safe, and delicious New Year!

  1. A Growing Culture. A Growing Culture advocates for the rights of smallholder farmers and promotes agroecological innovation through outreach, research, and fostering knowledge sharing between farmers.
  2. Acre Venture Partners. Acre Venture Partners is a venture capital fund investing in the future of food by offering financial support to start-ups in health, nutrition, or food-focused tech companies.
  3. African Farmers Network. A community of farmers across 18 African countries, the Africa Farmers Club aims to bring agricultural workers together from the private sector, the public sector, and farmer organizations to share stories, successes, and knowledge.

Read the full article about creating a new decade for sustainable food by Andrea Oyuela, Thea Walmsley, and Katherine Walla at Food Tank.