As part of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, the United States launched a Coalition for Sustainable Productivity Growth for Food Security and Resource Conservation (the SPG Coalition) (See the Coalition template [English (PDF, 169 KB) | Spanish (PDF, 179 KB) | French (PDF, 179 KB)], and backgrounder (PDF, 365 KB). Watch a video about the launch of the coalition.
The SPG Coalition aims to accelerate the transition to more sustainable food systems through agricultural productivity growth that optimizes agricultural sustainability across social, economic, and environmental dimensions. The SPG Coalition is open to all sectors of agriculture, including crops, livestock, poultry and aquaculture. It is intended to motivate within each sector—and across sectors—the acceleration of sustainable productivity growth that considers impacts and tradeoffs among multiple objectives, including, but not limited to, food security, food safety, food affordability, diet quality, farmer income, farm worker income and wellbeing, food loss and waste, resource conservation, biodiversity, and climate change mitigation. Efforts could build on and extend international and country specific sustainability frameworks and best practices.
Supporters of the Coalition on Sustainable Productivity Growth for Food Security and Resource Conservation (SPG Coalition)
(as of November 22, 2021)
Countries: Australia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Ghana, Honduras, Ireland, Israel, Liberia, Paraguay, Philippines, Republic of North Macedonia, United States, Vietnam
UN Agencies: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Academic and Research Organizations: Akademiya2063, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Breakthrough Institute, Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, Global Plant Council, International Food Policy Research Institute, International Potato Center, The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture
Private Sector: Agricultural Retailers Association, Alltech, American Feed Industry Association, American Seed Trade Association, American Soybean Association, Animal Agriculture Alliance, Animal Health Institute, BASF, Bayer, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Corn Refiners Association, Corteva Agriscience, CropLife America, CropLife International, FMC Corporation, International Dairy Foods Association, KCoe Isom, Land O’Lakes, Inc., Local Bounti, MAIZALL, Meat & Livestock Australia, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Cotton Council, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Dairy Producers Union Russia, National Grain and Feed Association, National Milk Producers Federation, National Pork Producers Council, National Turkey Federation, North American Meat Institute, Nutrien, Sugar Association, Syngenta, The Fertilizer Institute, United Fresh Produce Association, U.S. Council for International Business, U.S. Dairy Export Council, U.S. Grains Council, U.S. Meat Export Federation, U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry & Eggs, U.S. Soybean Export Council
Foundations and other Organizations: AgroNigeria, 2Blades Foundation, DivSeek International, Farm Journal Foundation, Global Institute of Food Security, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, International Fertilizer Development Center, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, Solutions from the Land, Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation, World Resources Institute