Food Security

ACT Alliance EU works on policies against hunger advocating for the realisation of the right to food, for a transition towards a just and equitable food systems, and improved and resilient livelihoods of poor farming communities.

ACT Alliance EU monitors relevant developments in EU trade and EU agricultural policies that impact on agricultural markets and food security in the South. We work to increase policy space for developing countries to support sustainable agricultural futures and prevent or reverse negative development impacts.

Agricultural and large-scale land investments in developing countries are on the increase. They not only often fail to deliver on expected benefits to local development but more often, investments are associated with loss of livelihood, land grabs and human rights violations. ACT Alliance EU seeks to reverse these trends.

Natural resources are rapidly degrading. The loss of seed and agrobiodiversity is alarming. We support smallholders as key drivers to change and advocate for social and ecological agricultural practices to sustain and care for the environmental resources on which poor farming communities rely.

News Highlights

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Press Release: People will suffer if only investors' concerns are considered

The European Union (EU) and Myanmar have entered the final negotiations on an Investment Protection Agreement. The agree... Read More

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Ensure that agricultural sector will not be exempted from efforts to reduce emissions

Joint NGO letter calling on emission cuts in European agriculture, 13 May 2017 NGOs calling on Agricultural Council t... Read More

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Open NGO letter on Farmers Rights and seed policies to the International Plant Treaty (ITGPRFA) - February 2016

Open NGO letter on Farmers Rights and seed policies to the International Plant Treaty (ITGPRFA) - February 2016 Read More

Resources

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Securing land rights of vulnerable communities: How can EU institutions bring about change?

Workshop report for reflection of a seminar organised by ACT Alliance EU Working Group on Food Security on 18 October 20... Read More

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Seminar on implications of Brexit for ACP Countries and Post-Cotonou negotiations

Seminar Brexit impact on ACP countries 22 Jan 2018 (programme) Read More