Build a better food future both for the people and the planet.
Transform Food Systems for a food secure, healthy and sustainable world through diversity of thought, perspectives, solutions and developing new ways of thinking and working.
The world's population is expected to increase by 2 billion in the next 30 years. Which means, we would have 9.7 billion people to feed by 2050. And when you look at the food systems data and projections, the future challenges look staggering. So what can we do?
The Food Future Foundation was registered as a public trust on occasion of the World Food Day, the 16th October, 2019, to find some answers to questions like these. Inspired and encouraged by the success of the Eat Right India movement, we are working together to educate, inspire, advocate, and create a change in the way people around the world eat so that they lead a better life and live on a better planet.
We wish to transform the country's food system in order to provide people safe food, healthy and sustainable diets. The programme is inspired by and is aligned with the Government’s vision of achieving ‘ease of living’ for all. National Health Policy, 2017 has focus on preventive and promotive healthcare, wherein the consumption of safe and wholesome food is important.
At EFR, our aim is to harness our knowledge, technology, social intelligence, and capacity to create a food system that is nourishing, growth oriented, and sustainable, using a comprehensive and progressive Food Systems Approach. The foundation takes a long-term approach to changing peoples’ behaviour around diets and influence factors that determine their dietary choices. We also intend to undertake policy advocacy for transformation of food supply chains and food environments.
Our approach require working across disciplines, sectors and scales, with new networks of collaborators, methods and tools. We see people and policy as two key levers of change. The foundation is intended to be a convergence platform for numerous actors in the Food Systems galaxy: farmers and producers, policy makers and government leaders, researchers and scientists, corporates and start-ups, academics and journalists, and buyers and consumers who can collectively push for the food system change.
Through food system leadership, we aim to eradicate the three key challenges around food- Unsafe Food, Poor Quality of Diets, Triple burden of Malnutrition. To achieve the goal, we wish to bring about behavioural change around diets through our EEE-strategy, that engages people, excites and enables them to make changes in their daily diets. Using a similar approach, we seek to transform the supply-side and the overall food environment by 2050.
All of us at Food Future Foundation believe that food connects us to our communities, institutions, culture, personal identities and each other in a number of ways. Therefore, to bring the real change and to transform the food systems, we require diversity of thought, perspectives, and solutions. However, as much as we need new ideas, we are equally open to learning. To be inspired by people and organizations around the world to develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the most pressing issues in food and agriculture.
Long before regulatory bodies were set up to monitor food quality and nutritionists advised people on what to eat, Mahatma Gandhi wrote and preached extensively on the subject. He strongly advocated regenerative farming, right diet for good health, shift towards plant-based diet and people’s movement for change.
We take our inspiration from his views on food and nutrition and his habits of food. Mahatma Gandhi believed that the right diet played a significant role in maintaining good health. He was a firm believer that dietary changes instead of medicines provide relief from health issues from time to time. For him food and eating needed both – mindfulness and moderation – a message still relevant today.
Food System Vision 2050 Prize
The initiative inspired us to create a vision for a regenerative and nourishing food futures for 2050 and create a platform that connects food system leaders globally into a vibrant network of advocates and activities for change.
Eat Right India movement
This program by the Government of India helped us learn of ways to work across organizational boundaries and gave ideas to implement whole of government and whole of society approach to bring the food system changes. The movement gave a new language for food and nutrition in India.
System Leadership Approach
Food Future Foundation aims to move towards a shared vision for a better food future by engaging in positive action and strategic innovation. We wish to
- Articulate the vision for a better food future
- Gather positive narratives, stories and images aligned to the vision
- Search for viable solutions (the best of what is), amplify what’s working and develop a new language for better food future
- Mobilize people, seed communities and build partnerships and coalitions adopting collaborative process to foster new relationships and create new realities for a better food future
- Work across boundaries - departmental, organisational or sectoral
- Lead when we are not in charge, and where we need to influence others
At Food Future Foundation, we also take a food Systems approach to transform the food ecosystem of the country. It includes both demand and supply side interventions.Know more →
Ms. Ishi Khosla
Clinical nutritionist, columnist, author, entrepreneur & researcher
Dr Chandrakant Pandav
Member, National Council for India Nutritional Challenges, POSHAN ABHIYAN
Dr. Prabodh Halde
Head Regulatory Marico Ltd & Imm. Past President AFST India
Imagining the world in 2050
A world free from series of pandemics, drastic climatic shifts, the water crisis, an exponential rise in lifestyle diseases and incidences of rapid onset cancer due to heavy use of chemicals in agriculture and packaging and other environmental disasters.
A future where we beat hunger and malnutrition forever.Know more →