Tools & Methods
The Food Lab team has designed and facilitated initiatives with a wide range of organizations—multinational food companies, values-driven entrepreneurial brands, environmental and social NGOs. Over the years we have developed close relationships with very diverse key players.
The Food Lab Staff team has deep knowledge and experience with strategic planning, supporting cross-functional teams to refine sustainablity goals, design and project management of value chain initiatives, facilitation and convening of pre-competitive industry groups, carbon footprint quantificaion and reduction and design and faciliataion of sophisticated learning events with diverse stakeholders. Please see a detailed description on our Professional Services page.
Books, papers, articles all relevant to our work.
Agriculture and Development papers and case studies can be found at the bottom of this page.
A growing number of case studies describe the efforts of Food Lab members to assess and improve the social or environmental performance of specific supply chains. Some of These cases come from the Linking Worlds collaboration between Sustainable Food Lab, Oxfam, Catholic Relief Services, IIED, Unilever, Rainforest Alliance, and CIAT.
- Innovations for Healthy Value Chains: Cases, Tools, and Methods, a compilation of the written cases so far, followed by a draft framework of tools and structural innovations that were used in those cases.
Learning History and Meeting Reports
A Food Lab learning history documents the path of learning the Food Lab has traveled through the questions asked, the issues focused on and the evolution of strategies participants have employed to change global food systems. Each chapter captures a stage in this journey through the words of the participants themselves as they experience the work and face the challenges of the global food system. Reports and presentations from Food Lab meetings are also available here.
- Ag Innovations Network
- Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
- International Institute for Sustainable Development
- International Institute for Environment and Development
- Reos Partners
- Food Climate Research Network
- Food and Agriculture Organization
- Presencing Institute
- Seas of Change