The Alliance for Food & Health (AFH) is a multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at finding innovative ways of addressing food-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
We convene expert participants from the food and agriculture community, and from the global health community, to discuss and develop integrated, effective, and actionable policy recommendations for governments, the private sector, and civil society.
Our approach is to:
- Consider food system effects on nutrition and health by examining the interrelatedness of public health, economics, nutrition, supply chains, public administration, marketing and other fields;
- Facilitate communication among diverse stakeholders, including nongovernmental organizations, governments, academia, the global health & medical communities, and food & agriculture industry;
- Recognize both the complexity of the problems and the need for inclusion of, and cooperation among, all stakeholders
We operate under the Chatham House Rule—although any input and information shared by participants may be freely used, neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) and participant(s) is divulged. In these ways, this organization adds value by providing a forum where stakeholders convene to address these issues in a collaborative and amicable manner.
Importantly, we identify ways it can leverage the diverse and complementary knowledge and experiences of stakeholder groups it brings together to amplify existing initiatives, build upon current research, and identify gaps that will strengthen the global food system. AFH does not seek to compete with other organizations.
Our goal is to find a better way—together.