AGree seeks to drive positive change in the food and agriculture system by connecting and challenging leaders from diverse communities to catalyze action and elevate food and agriculture as a national priority. AGree recognizes the interconnected nature of food and agriculture systems globally and seeks to break down barriers and work across issue areas.
Through collaboration and frank discussion, AGree has established a venue whereby a broad coalition of interests have built trust, found common ground, and developed shared strategies for achieving transformative change.
AGree envisions a world in 2030 in which people everywhere have access to affordable food that is nutritious and safe and promotes their health and well-being. Food and farming systems meet the nutritional needs of a growing global population, conserve the natural resources that sustain us, and diversify the supply of renewable energy feed stocks. Both rural and urban communities are food secure and economically robust. Farmers, ranchers, and workers throughout the food and agriculture supply chain are able to sustain the health of their families, the land, and animals, and benefit from improved access to high quality education, health care, and career opportunities.
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All stakeholders have increasingly important roles to play in meeting the challenges facing the food and agriculture system. Our Advisors,Co-Chairs, and Partners represent a cross-section of the food and agriculture system, including conventional and organic producers, ranchers, input suppliers, aggregators, retailers, environmentalists, international and rural development practitioners, and nutrition and public health experts. AGree is supported by leading foundations that fund food and agriculture, international development, and health and wellbeing.
The AGree Initiative is housed at Meridian Institute, a facilitation and mediation organization whose mission is to help people solve problems, make informed decisions, and find solutions to some of society’s most complex and controversial issues. Meridian works at the local, national, and international levels and focuses on a wide range of issues related to natural resources and environment, science and technology, agriculture and food security, sustainability, global stability, and health.