Nature Sustainability Expert Panel

Participants

Cornell University, through Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability’s food security working group, in collaboration with the journal Nature Sustainability and with the participation of its sister journal, Nature Food, are convening a year-long expert panel on ‘Innovations to build sustainable, equitable, inclusive food value chains.’

Despite the remarkable progress of global food systems’ ability to provide for a growing and richer human population over recent centuries, much of humanity faces chronic or episodic undernutrition. Those failures will continue under business-as-usual scenario. There is a need to envision and holistically evaluate potential actions that could put food systems on a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable footing for future generations.

Comprising 22 recognized experts from around the world, spanning disciplines and organizations, from industry as well as universities, social movements and international organizations, the panel will synthesize the best current science and identify key gaps in research and in policy/institutional/socio-cultural response to research, so as to identify a portfolio of innovations likely to prove feasible and impactful at scale. The panel will identify the scientific, institutional, behavioral, policy, and other obstacles we must overcome through innovation.

Expert panelists will develop a report that will be released at the end of 2020 and hosted on the Nature Sustainability website.

Participants:
    Co-Chairs | Panelists | Editors

Co-Chairs

Chris Barrett
Chris Barrett
Cornell University
Rebecca Nelson
Rebecca Nelson
Cornell University
Jessica Fanzo
Jessica Fanzo
Johns Hopkins University
Tim Benton
Tim Benton
Chatham House
Mario Herrero
Mario Herrero
CSIRO

Panelists

Edward Buckler
Edward Buckler
USDA-ARS
Karen Cooper
Karen Cooper
Nestlé
Karrie Denniston
Karrie Denniston
Walmart.org
Shenggen Fan
Shenggen Fan
IFPRI
Rikin Gandhi
Rikin Gandhi
Digital Green
Isatou Jallow
Isatou Jallow AfriCAN
Steven James
Steven James
PepsiCo
Mark Kahn
Mark Kahn
Omnivore
Laté Lawson-Lartego
Laté Lawson-Lartego
Oxfam
Alexander Mathys
Alexander Mathys
ETH Zurich
Andrew Mude
Andrew Mude
African Development Bank
Felix Preston
Felix Preston
Generation Investment Management
Howard-Yana Shapiro
Howard-Yana Shapiro
Mars, Inc.
Jianbo Shen
Jianbo Shen
China Agricultural University
Lindiwe Sibanda
Lindiwe Sibanda
University of Pretoria
Roy Steiner
Roy Steiner
Rockefeller Foundation
Philip Thornton
Philip Thornton
International Livestock Research Institute
Stephen Wood
Stephen Wood
The Nature Conservancy

Editors

William Burnside
William Burnside
Nature Sustainability
Monica Contestabile
Monica Contestabile
Nature Sustainability
Anne Mullen
Anne Mullen
Nature Food