2019 Report of the FABLE Consortium: Pathways to Sustainable Land-Use and Food Systems
The Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-Use, and Energy (FABLE) Consortium is a collaborative
initiative, operating as part of the Food and Land-Use Coalition, to understand how countries
can transition towards sustainable land-use and food systems. In particular, we ask how countries
can collectively meet associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the objectives of
the Paris Agreement. These objectives include food security and healthy diets for all, decent rural
livelihoods, keeping the rise in average global temperatures to well below 2°C above pre-industrial
levels, halting and reversing the loss of biodiversity, ensuring sustainable water use, and containing
the pollution of water and air, including through excessive use of fertilizers.
This first report was written collectively by members of the FABLE Consortium to outline initial findings. These include a shared approach towards framing and analyzing integrated strategies for land-use and food systems, an initial set of global targets to be achieved by midcentury, as well as preliminary country pathways for achieving these targets.