Around the world, an extensive network of people and initiatives are currently engaged in transformative change, seeking to build sustainable food systems. Each holds the promise of hope, is a bright light providing guidance through turbulent waters, and is a source of inspiration. To learn across this diversity of approaches, we reached out to our expert network to ask them for their “Beacons of Hope.”

These Beacons of Hope contribute inspiring, creative, and necessary solutions to urgent global issues such as climate change, migration, urbanization, and the need for healthier and more sustainable diets. While these issues pose a serious threat to the well–being of the planet and people, they also create opportunities for transformative, systemic change.