Join the FABLE Consortium

The FABLE Consortium brings together researchers with a wide range of backgrounds to support policymaking toward sustainable food and land systems in countries.

FABLE operates on the core principle that country pathways be prepared by teams at the national level and on the principles of open-access science, meaning that its data, models, and analytical tools should be openly and transparently available.

Why should you join FABLE

By joining the FABLE Consortium, teams are part of a community that promotes a science-based approach to the transformation of food and land-use systems. They are members of a network of scientists seeking to fill in knowledge gaps and exchange best practices in modeling, policy analysis, and stakeholder engagement.

Members of the FABLE Consortium benefit from:

  • Networking with a global interdisciplinary group of +200 researchers with experience in engaging stakeholders on food and land use policy challenges and solutions.
  • Opportunities to inform policy processes, including national and international climate and biodiversity strategies, and other land-use-related policies.
  • Cross-country experience in modeling on food and land-use issues, represented in the FABLE Secretariat, its partners, and coalitions.
  • Access to the modeling infrastructure (FABLE Calculator, Scenathon, and Linker Tool) to compute national pathways that are consistent with global sustainability targets and international trade assumptions.
  • Higher visibility and the opportunity to join scientific publications and policy briefs with global reach.
  • Alerts on opportunities for funding and training related to food and land-use concepts, databases, software, and models.
  • Constant exploration and collaboration opportunities to work on the science-policy interface.

Who can join

The FABLE Consortium welcomes teams or individual researchers from universities, research institutes, or other not-for-profit organizations with backgrounds in at least one aspect of land-use and food systems, technical modeling, and science-policy engagement.

Membership is free and open to teams with the requisite technical skills and engagement capacity.

Potential members should be specialized in one or more of the following areas:

  • Climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation, agriculture, biodiversity, bioenergy, food and nutrition, forestry, and water.
  • Social sciences and policy: economics, sociology, geography, etc.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in quantitative and data analysis, at minimum in Excel and ideally with another statistical or programming software such as R, Stata, GAMS, etc.
  • Experience engaging with national stakeholders, policymakers, and experts on food and land-use issues or a related field.

Where to start

1) Review the FABLE Collaboration Framework to learn more about the role of consortium members and crosscheck the requirements.

2) Determine which membership suits you best (see figure below).

3) Download the application form, and submit it to the Secretariat or the country team.

For any questions, contact