A Long Food Movement: Transforming Food Systems by 2045

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) has released a new report in collaboration with the ETC Group: 'A Long Food Movement: Transforming Food Systems by 2045'.

We map out two very different futures for food systems, people and the planet.

First, what do the next 25 years have in store under “agribusiness-as-usual”? The keys of the food system are handed over to data platforms, private equity firms, and e-commerce giants, putting the food security of billions at the mercy of high-risk, AI-controlled farming systems, and accelerating environmental breakdown. 

But what if the initiative is reclaimed by civil society and social movements - from grassroots organizations to international NGOs, from farmers' and fishers' groups to cooperatives and unions? 

We imagine what a 'Long Food Movement' could achieve by 2045 if these movements succeed in collaborating more closely – to transform financial flows, governance structures and food systems from the ground up.


Read the Executive Summary (  EN | FR | ES  )

Read the Full Report ( EN  | FR | ES )

Read the FAQs: EN

Press release EN | Communiqué de presse FR | Comunicado de prensa ES

Illustration credits: Isabelle Morgan






Following launch and dissemination of the Long Food Movement report, IPES-Food and ETC Group are rolling out a series of dialogues to explore new modes of civil society collaboration. These cover three cross-cutting topics: 

1. Biodigital Technologies (AgTech Narrative Workshops and Synthesis of issues and processes)

2. Agroecology and Territorial Markets

3. Predictable Surprises (with opening remarks by Pat Mooney)