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.

ACT Alliance EU monitors relevant developments in EU trade and EU agricultural policies that impact on poor people’s livelihoods and food security in the South.  The focus is on trade-supported sustainable development strategies. Of specific concerns are agricultural trade rules and trade flows that impact on international and local food markets and smallholders production capacity.  This can involve focusing on specific trade negotiations like the Economic Partnership Agreements (see resource page), the Everything But Arms initiative for Least Development Countries, or the external impact of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (see resource page) and its meat exports, and its sugar and milk market reform.

 

 

 

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Featured Resources

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Joint NGO letter calling on emission cuts in European agriculture

Joint NGO letter 13 May 2016 calling on Commissioner Hogan and Agricultural Council to ensure that agricultural sector w... Read More

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CAP Fitness Check - Can the CAP deliver a sustainable European food and farming system?

The undersigned organisations active in farming, development, environment, climate, animal welfare, food systems and pub... Read More

Resources

Good Food Good Farming - CAP4all!

CAP 2020: CSO Statement on the Reform of European Agriculutral Policies, March 2017 see: csos_common_statement_on_eur... Read More

Economic Partnership Agreements

This resource page provides background information published by APRODEV on EU trade policies and trade negotiations with... Read More

EU Common Agricultural Policies

This resource page provides background information published by APRODEV on European common agricultural policies - with... Read More