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.

In July 2018, we signed a MoU with Access Agriculture accessagriculture logo

ACT Alliance EU advocates for a bottom up approach that supports small and women farmers as key drivers to sustainable agricultural futures; ecological agricultural practices to sustain and care for the environmental resources on which poor farming communities rely and which are vital for improving resilience for poor communities; and participatory research to directly benefit resource-poor and women farmers and include them in knowledge systems and improve their market access. A specific focus is on seeds and agricultural research for development priorities.

In July 2018, ACT EU signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Access Agriculture, a platform that promotes collaboratin in video-mediated rural learning, see

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Featured Resources

Civil Society demands on the future of CAP 2018
Civil Society demands on the future of Common Agricultural Policy

We urge MEPs to amend the following articles of the proposed regulation by the European Commission on establishing rules... Read More

TPOrganics Research Briefing July 2018
TP Organics Research Briefing July 2018

ACT EU has been contributing to the European Technology Platform Organics Research Briefing Scientific evidence on how o... Read More

The future role of rural women rights in re-peasantisation - act blog by Karin Ulmer Read More

Less and Better: A call for policy action on animal farming

Letter to EU Presidents on animal farming - 20180326 26 March 2018 : A large and diverse range of European civil soci... Read More

food security and climate change
ACT EU Position Paper Food Security and Climate Change October 2017

ACT EU Position Paper on Food Security and Climate Change October 2017 Towards a climate resilient agriculture and f... Read More

Keeping Seeds in Peoples' Hands

16 November 2016 The EU launch of the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2016 on Keeping Seeds in Peoples' HandsĀ  allo... Read More


Scaling Up Agroecology

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

APRODEV and ECDPM: Round Table on Sustainable Agriculture and CAADP Review

APRODEV and ECDPM jointly held a roundtable bringing together key stakeholders to discuss issues that are central to sus... Read More

Agricultural Research in Africa: Why CAADP should follow IAASTD - APRODEV and PELUM

This briefing analyzes the agricultural research policies of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme... Read More