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

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

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

NGOs calling on Agricultural Council to ensure that agricultural sector will not be exempted from efforts to reduce emis... 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

DFIs - The need for more scrutiny to prevent land grabs and deforestation
New DFI Report: the need for more scrutiny to prevent land grabs and deforestation

ACT Alliance EU co-publishes new DFI report: The need for further independent scrutiny to prevent EU taxpayers funding l... Read More

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Everything But Arms and Land Conflicts in Cambodia

CSO Letter Land Issue in Cambodia FINAL 18072017 Read More

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Scaling Up Agroecology

ACT Alliance Agencies contribute to publication on experiences from partner countries with agro-ecological practices, se... Read More