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Who We Are
A Well-Fed World is an international hunger relief and food security organization advancing plant-based foods and farming to create a sustainable, nourished, and climate-friendly future.
A well-fed world is one in which all people have an abundance of nourishing, plant-based foods that maximize health for people, animals, and the planet. These nutrient-dense foods are to be produced and distributed in ways that prioritize public and planetary health for current and future generations.
Our mission is to strengthen plant-based feeding and farming solutions for impoverished populations and the world at large, while championing a shift away from the consumption and production of animal-sourced foods as part of any viable strategy to improve global food security and mitigate the climate crisis.
Working through our Plants-4-Hunger and Global Grants programs, we financially strengthen and partner with highly effective, on-the-ground initiatives providing immediate plant-based food and farming assistance for people in their own communities.
We combine this direct local empowerment with institutional alliances to further our shared mission in ways that address root causes and create structural change.
Our research analyses provide nuance to complex issues related to the consumption and production of animal-sourced foods. In particular, we focus on the ways in which the livestock sector is a major driver of resource depletion, deforestation, and greenhouse gas emissions resulting in increased global food insecurity and climate destruction.
Our practical, multi-level approach provides tools for meaningful change so that individuals, NGOs, governments, and institutions embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming.
- We provide funding and material assistance in the U.S. and globally.
- We analyze and interpret research to make the findings more accessible and persuasive.
- We network with global changemakers to incorporate the benefits of plant-based solutions.
Our Plant-Based Focus
Disentangling our food system from its dependence on livestock is a critical part of solving the world's most persistent and destructive problems.
Fortunately, the plant-based foods that promote health and well-being are the same foods that conserve resources to better feed the world, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the environment.
Historically, the transition process has been hindered by entrenched habits, nutrition misconceptions, and vested interests -- but there is increasing awareness of the positive change made possible by a shift towards plant-based foods and agriculture.
We highlight the benefits of reducing (ideally eliminating) animal-sourced foods because of the:
immense and immediate positive change,
relative ease in implementing, and
compatibility with other reforms.
Our Target Audiences
Many environmental, health, anti-hunger, food safety, and food justice organizations acknowledge the benefits of reducing global meat and dairy consumption (especially among high consuming populations), but resist advocating for them.
Increasingly, however, a shift towards more plant-based diets is becoming mainstream in practice and in advocacy. In addition to more people adopting vegetarian and vegan diets, partial (reducetarian) measures are increasingly popular. Partial steps on a large scale make meaningful, life-saving improvements with the greatest impact stemming from the greatest reduction.
A Well-Fed World promotes both the ideal of fully plant-based foods and farming, as well as partial and incremental change for immediate impact.
We also focus on making individual and societal change easier by supporting institutions and policies that increase the accessibility of healthy, plant-based food options. For the people with the privilege of food choice, every meal provides an opportunity to improve personal, public, and planetary health.