Who we are

The Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-Use, and Energy (FABLE) Consortium is a collaborative initiative created in 2017. FABLE is a global network of researchers who develop national pathways that are consistent with global sustainability objectives, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement targets.

Our Vision

Our vision is collective science-based political action driving the pressing global challenges each of our countries is faced with. We believe that global collaboration between nations can be used to address global goals by recognizing each country’s autonomy, capacity, responsibility, and contribution. We create a collaborative space to support and challenge each other in support of evidence-based decision-making.




Country Teams

FABLE country teams are at the heart of FABLE's mission. Country teams develop national bottom-up pathways for sustainable food and land-use systems that describe the changes needed to achieve mid-century sustainability objectives. They also engage with national governments to promote ambitious sustainable policies.


FABLE Secretariat

The Secretariat is led by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT (the Alliance). The Secretariat provides consortium members with modelling and policy engagement support.

Aline Mosnier

Aline Mosnier

Scientific Director
SDSN

Michael Obersteiner

Michael Obersteiner

Project Director
IIASA

Valeria Javalera

Valeria Javalera

Research Scholar
IIASA

Fabrice DeClerck

Fabrice DeClerck

Senior Scientist
Alliance Bioversity International - CIAT

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Scientist
Alliance Bioversity International - CIAT

Fernando Orduña-Cabrera

Fernando Orduña C.

Research Scholar
IIASA

Lucie Adenauer

Lucie Adenauer

Senior Analyst
SDSN

Maria Diaz

Maria Diaz

Manager
SDSN

Clara Douzal

Clara Douzal

Statistician
SDSN

Yiorgos Vittis

Yiorgos Vittis

Research Scholar
IIASA


Technical Partners

The technical partners are the core modeling teams who share their models with Consortium members and provide support for their adaptation to the national context. Currently, these are the modeling teams from Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) MAgPIE and IIASA GLOBIOM.

Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM)

Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM)

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Model of Agricultural Production and its Impact on the Environment (MAgPIE)

Model of Agricultural Production and its Impact on the Environment (MAgPIE)

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)


Advisory Council

The FABLE Advisory Council brings together experts in food and land-use issues to the Consortium to provide critical thinking and strategic direction and oversight. The members are leaders in their fields, who bring together different perspectives, all aimed at moving forward FABLE's mission.

Namukolo Covic

Namukolo Covic

International Livestock Research Institute

Federico Frank

Federico Frank

National Agricultural Technology Institute

Line Gordon

Line Gordon

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Thomas Hertel

Thomas Hertel

Purdue University

Gordon McCord

Gordon McCord

UC San Diego

Vartika Singh

Vartika Singh

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Alison Smith

Alison Smith

Environmental Change Institute (ECI)


Our Supporters

The FABLE Consortium is grateful for the generous financial support from many supporters, including the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF); Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ); the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; the William, Jeff and Jennifer Gross Family Foundation; the MAVA Foundation; Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI); the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida); the Swedish Postcode Lottery Foundation (Svenska Postkod Stiftelsen); the World Resources Institute (WRI); and Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología of Mexico. Many others have provided direct assistance to members of the FABLE country teams.