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Chefs for Change unites the world’s best chefs and the world’s most remote communities in transforming lives through sustainable farming.

 
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Food is something to be celebrated. Food is essential to life.  Food brings people together, breaks down barriers and develops relationships. Food is a story. 

Food’s journey from farm to plate influences everything from the air we breathe to the landscapes we inhabit and the rights we enjoy. 

The majority of the world’s food is grown on small-scale family farms and the world’s best chefs count many small-scale producers as their most trusted suppliers. However, the potential of millions of small-scale food producers around the world is thwarted by poverty, environmental degradation, climate change and lack of access to markets.

Founded by leading chefs Joan Roca, Gaggan Anand, Eneko Atxa and the NGOs Farm Africa and TechnoServe, Chefs for Change is a movement that bridges the gap between two very different worlds: high-end cuisine and international development.

The world’s best chefs and the planet’s most remote rural communities both rely on one vital ingredient: agriculture.

Both seek to demonstrate that the food on our plates, whether at a three-star restaurant, or as a staple meal in Ethiopia, is just the tip of the iceberg.

Both know that the producers they work with and for can only thrive if they exist within a sustainable agricultural model that improves nutrition, increases soil fertility and manages water and waste.

Chefs for Change focuses on the importance of sustainable agriculture to the achievement of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are a universal call to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Each ambassador chef is paired with a high impact agriculture development programmes across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Chefs for Change will follow the journeys of chefs as they travel out of the kitchens and onto farms, and share the stories of the small-scale producers they meet.

The chefs will report annually on the movement’s contribution towards the achievement of the SDGs. 

Chefs for Change are united by insatiable hunger for making agriculture work better for small-scale food producers all over the world. Are you?

Contact us to find out how to join the movement.