AGree is a a coalition of foundations seeking to identify the most critical issues facing the global food and agriculture system through a collaborative process that challenges leaders from diverse communities, build consensus around solutions.
The organization this week launched a short animated video describing AGree's origins, principles and plans for a food and agriculture system that meets future demand for food while conserving and enhancing water, soil, and habitat; improving nutrition and public health; and strengthening farms and communities to improve livelihoods.
AGree is a diverse group seeking consensus on agricultural and food issues toward common goals, and its four co-chairs reflect that diversity. The co-chairs include Dan Glickman, who served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1995 to 2001, Gary Hirshberg, co-founder and chairman of Stonyfield Farm, the world’s leading organic yogurt producer, Jim Moseley, who served as Deputy Secretary of USDA from 2001 to 2005 and Emmy Simmons, who spent 30 years with the U.S. Agency for International Development including three years as Assistant Administrator for Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade.
Foundation partners backing the AGree initiative comprise an influential group with access to substantial resources, including:
- The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation
- The Ford Foundation
- The Rockefeller Foundation
- The Surdna Foundation
- The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
- The McKnight Foundation
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- The Walton Family Foundation
- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
View the new video from AGree.