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

Webinar on Advocating for transformational change for agri-food systems

webinar flyer Link to audio recording :  - (See also speakers contribution here ) Read More

Our Land is Our Life - Webinar at Africa-Europe VENRO conference on 16 October 2020

ACT EU co-organises the "Our Land is Our Life" - Webinar at Africa-Europe VENRO conference on 16 October 2020. Find regi... Read More

ACT EU submission on Farm-to-Fork: strengthen regulatory framework on sustainable food systems

ACT Alliance EU submission to the consultation on European Green Deal: Farm to Fork Strategy on Sustainable Food, 13 Mar... Read More

CSO contribution to AU-EU Agricultural Action Agenda, February 2020

CSO contribution to AU-EU agricultural Action Agenda Feb 2020 Read More

CSW62: The future role of rural women rights in re-peasantisation Read More


Doing renewables right: taking rights and environment into action

Christian Aid Time for Climate Justie 21 paper, August 2020 Link: CA J187453 TFCJ briefing- A just energy revolution- t... Read More

Call to Action: Halt and Reverse Biodiversity Loss and Put Nature and Ecosystems on a Path to Recovery by 2030


SDG Watch 2019: Who is Paying the Bill? CAP externalities

The Common Agricultural Policy of Europe: Leaving farmers in the Global South go Hungry for Justice.... Who is paying th... Read More