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Volcani Institute, Israel's leading agricultural research and innovation center, together with Concordia, a nonprofit that builds public-private partnerships for social impact, today announced the inaugural partnership for Concordia's Campaign for a Sustainable Global Food Supply.

In recognition of the immense challenge to feed a growing global population, and the urgency associated with addressing this challenge, this groundbreaking partnership aims to develop meaningful cross-sector solutions that advance the international discussion on food security and sustainability. Humane livestock production has positive implications for trade policy, food security and sustainability, climate change, and public health, but it has not been fully integrated into cross-sector solution building. The Campaign, in part through this partnership, provides a new framework to include this stream of thinking

"Over the past 96 years, Volcani has been the driving force behind Israeli agricultural innovations. Today as we look to leverage our expertise for greater global impact, we are thrilled to be partnering with Concordia".
said Eli Feinerman, Director General of The Volcani Institute. "Concordia is the premier platform for public-private partnerships, and Volcani and Concordia together represent a formidable combination of thought leadership and solution mapping for tackling some of the world's most pressing challenges. We look forward to advancing innovative solutions that will create substantial impact."

"The public-private partnership model is a powerful tool to bring about the systemic change that is needed to create a healthier food system for our people and planet," said Matthew Swift, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Concordia. "The Campaign for a Sustainable Global Food Supply will pair Volcani's groundbreaking food and agricultural research with Concordia's ability to convene leaders and raise awareness - a combination that has significant potential to catalyze real change on this issue."


The Volcani Institute is Israel's leading agricultural and environmental R&D and innovation center. Israel's agricultural innovation is known around the world, and the Volcani Institute has been the driving force behind more than 80% of Israel's agricultural developments... Volcani was established in 1921, before the State of Israel.

Concordia is a registered nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that enables public-private partnerships to create a more prosperous and sustainable future. As equal parts convener, campaigner, and innovation incubator, Concordia is actively building cross-sector partnerships for social impact by leveraging its network of business, government, and nonprofit leaders. Concordia was founded in 2011 by Matthew A. Swift and Nicholas M. Logothetis.


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