A Well-Fed World is a food security and environmental advocacy organization advancing plant-based foods and farming to create a sustainable and hunger-free world that maximizes health and minimizes harm.
Working through our Sustainable Keys Global Grants program, we financially strengthen and partner with highly effective, on-the-ground programs providing immediate food and farming assistance for people in their 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 analysis deepens nuanced understandings of the complex issues at the meat, hunger, and climate nexus. In particular, we focus on the ways in which the livestock sector is a top driver of climate destruction resulting in increased global food insecurity and disparities.
Our practical, multi-level approach provides tools for meaningful change so that individuals, NGOs, and international 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 influencers 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 old habits, nutrition misconceptions, and vested interests, but there is increasing interest and awareness in the positive change made possible by a shift towards plant-based agriculture..
We highlight the benefits of reducing (ideally eliminating) the consumption of animal-sourced foods because of its:
- immense and immediate positive change
- relative ease in implementing
- compatibility with other reforms
Our Target Audiences
Many environmental, health, anti-hunger, and food justice organizations acknowledge the benefits of reducing global meat consumption (especially among high consuming populations), but resist advocating meat reduction solutions that may be unpopular.
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 will 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 health and the common good.