Food Systems For The Future invests in and provides services to innovative, market-driven food and agriculture enterprises to sustainably, measurably, and profitably improve nutrition outcomes for targeted underserved and low income communities.
At Food Systems For The Future, we envision a malnutrition-free world where environmentally and economically sustainable food systems provide regular access to affordable, healthy food for all people, everywhere.
The Problems We Strive To Alleviate
Global food systems are failing low income and underserved communities
Triple Burden of Malnutrition
Malnutrition is increasing globally in low income and underserved communities, putting the health of billions at risk.
• Hunger and under-nutrition
• Micronutrient deficiency
• Overweight and obesity
Increasing Pressure on Food Systems
The adaptive capacity and resilience of our food systems are faltering under stress.
• Climate change and production
• Demographic and demand shifts
• Disproportionate impact on low income and underserved
Reinforcing, Systemic Challenges
Systemic issues constrain access and opportunity for low income and underserved communities.
• Increasing income and wealth inequality
• Differential access to assets and innovations
• Perceptions of low-income and underserved consumers
A Vision For Success Guided By Eight Principles
- Everyone should be able to access, afford and consume nutritious food regardless of their financial circumstances or geographic location.
- There is opportunity to shape markets to improve access, affordability and consumption of nutritious food among poor & underserved communities.
- Technological, business and social innovation can create new pathways to improve access and demand for nutritious food.
- Cross-sector coordination and partnerships are required to support the transformative impact we seek.
- We have the power to enable transformative impact on the triple burden of malnutrition for poor & underserved communities.
- Increased understanding of such communities and their needs & wants can spur greater innovation and investment.
- Startups, SMEs and large businesses can create both profit & impact by tapping into business potential in poor & underserved markets.
- A systemic view of the food system and poor & underserved markets is critical for driving sustainable impact, now and in the future.