Food Systems Leadership

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Active partnership and participation are the formula for our continued success. We welcome your feedback, your involvement in our programs, and your contributions to support the growth of these programs.

Help Make our Vision a Reality

Sustaining our world’s food security through collaborative action takes all of us doing our part. Your gift will advance our work in fostering a culture of shared leadership to manage the food systems challenges of the 21st century, through the provision of leadership training programs, networks and resources. By supporting the Global Initiative for Food Systems Leadership, you can shape a lasting legacy for your family, your organization and our world.

Contact Bill Venne in the College of Veterinary Medicine Advancement Department at the University of Minnesota for more details on how to get involved.
Make a gift to the GIFSL online through the University of Minnesota Foundation.


We are currently recruiting leaders with experience in one or more of the following areas—government, industry, academia, non-government, and intergovernmental organizations—to serve as mentors for emerging leaders.

Collaboration on Program Delivery

We continue to foster partnerships with universities, NGOs, and intergovernmental organizations in an effort to create collaborative leadership development programs for both in-person and virtual delivery.

To discuss opportunities for further involvement, please contact a member of the GIFSL staff.