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Chefs Gaggan Anand, Eneko Atxa and Joan Roca, and Farm Africa CEO Nicolas Mounard at the Chefs for Change launch in June 2018. Photo: World's 50 Best Restaurants Chefs Gaggan Anand, Eneko Atxa and Joan Roca, and Farm Africa CEO Nicolas Mounard at the Chefs for Change launch in June 2018. Photo: World's 50 Best Restaurants

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

The world’s best chefs and the most remote rural communities have one thing in common: they both rely on agriculture. 

Chefs for Change is a global movement that unites two very different worlds: high-end cuisine and international development. Its founders are renowned chefs Joan Roca, Gaggan Anand and Eneko Atxa, together with NGOs Farm Africa and Technoserve. 

Most of the food consumed globally is produced on small-scale farms, and many of the world's best chefs have small-scale producers as trusted suppliers. But many small-scale farmers are trapped in poverty by challenges including environmental destruction, climate change and lack of access to markets.

Sustainable agriculture helps solve these problems by improving nutrition, increasing soil fertility, reducing waste and managing water. Chefs for Change focuses on the importance of sustainable agriculture to the achievement of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which are a universal call to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

From kitchen to farm

Chefs for Change is a group of chefs who will each be ambassador for an agricultural programme across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The movement will follow the journeys of these chefs as they visit their project and share the stories of the small-scale producers they meet. They will report yearly on the movement's contribution towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

To find out more about Chefs for Change, including information on how to get involved, please visit the Chefs for Change website.