A comprehensive global effort is crucial to bringing the sustainable transition of our food and land-use systems. The FABLE Consortium has partnered with research organizations and coalitions to gather efforts and accelerate progress toward this transformation.

The FOLU Coalition

The FABLE Consortium is convened as part of the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU). Launched in 2017, the FOLU Coalition advocates for a reform agenda based on ten critical transitions needed to transform food and land-use systems.

FOLU's core partners include Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), EAT, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), SYSTEMIQ, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), The World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) and World Resources Institute (WRI).

Under the FOLU umbrella, FABLE helps overcome implementation barriers to the ten critical transitions, by developing the tools and the evidence base that can be used by countries to address food and land-use systems in their national policies, climate, and biodiversity strategies.


The FELD Action Tracker

The Food, Environment, Land and Development (FELD) Action Tracker is an initiative under the Food and Land Use (FOLU) Coalition, led by the UN Sustainable Solutions Network (SDSN). FELD systematically assesses national policies, tracks the resulting implementation, and assesses specific impact and overall progress against national and global strategies and targets under the Paris Climate Agreement and the SDGs.

While FABLE develops mid-century national pathways for food and land-use systems, FELD provides the systematic analysis of the policies in place and the policy gaps that need to be addressed in these countries. FELD collects and analyzes relevant policies (including strategies, frameworks and other government plans of action) to catalyze cross-country learning of available policy responses, interventions and tools.



The Global to Local Analysis of Systems Sustainability Network (GLASSNET) is an international network of networks that brings together researchers from around the globe in multiple disciplines such as crop science, climate science, ecology, economics, geography, and hydrology to build a common language for sustainability research and address global to local scale analyses.

Since 2021, FABLE has been a member of the GLASSNET network of networks, alongside the Natural Capital Project (NatCap), the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI), Artificial Intelligence for Environment and Sustainability (ARIES), Global Gridded Crop Model Intercomparison (GGCMI), the Inter- Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP), the Global Land Programme (GLP), and the Land Use Change Knowledge Inegration Network (LUCKINet).



The IMAGINE project, funded by the European Commission, gathers in-country modelling teams to synthesize available knowledge and produce new assessments that can inform the Global Stocktake in 2023 and increase collective ambition. IMAGINE aims to accelerate national and global climate action through enhanced modeling capacity in Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and South Africa.

IMAGINE is led by the Institute for Development and international Relations (IDDRI), under the Deep Decarbonization Pathways (DDP) initiative. In this collaboration, FABLE contributes with capacity building to model land use and generates model-based analysis to strengthen the food and land-use sector in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) or Long-Term Strategies (LTSs).



The Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration (FOLUR) Impact Program (IP) is a seven-year initiative funded by the Global Environment Facility and led by the World Bank. The FOLUR IP aims to encourage transformation to more environmentally sustainable production practices and more resilient landscapes.

The program consists of a global knowledge platform and 27 country projects. The country-level work focuses on accelerating action in landscapes and along value chains for eight major commodities, including livestock, cocoa, coffee, maize, palm oil, rice, soy, and wheat. FABLE will compare future environmental impacts related to food and land systems in key countries and specific commodities, based on their domestic production or their consumption considering spillovers.