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

Agricultural and land investments in developing countries are on the increase. But expected benefits to local development often fail to materialize, and more often, investments are associated with loss of livelihood for the local populations, land grabs, human rights violations and conflict (see also resource page).  We advocate to invest in small-scale farmers to improve equitable and sustainable agricultural practices, we support grassroots resistance to land grabs and work towards improved security of land tenure, and expose conflicts of interest from a rightholders’ perspective.

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Featured Resources

EU FTA Indonesia
Planting the forest at the root of EU Indonesia trade relationship - new report

New report on human rights, biodiversity and forets: The cornersontes of a 21st century free trade agreement, Decmber 20... Read More

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Blog Caring for land, water and the rights of Peasants, by Karin Ulmer

Caring for land, water and the rights of Peasants Blog:  written by Karin Ulmer for ACT Alliance/ Season of Creation... Read More

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Letter to EDFI - European Development Finance Institutions Sept 2018

NGO letter to European Platform of Development Finance Institutions on impact of land-based investments 20 September 20... Read More

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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

GSP Platform 2017
GSP Platform Statement 2017

New GSP Platform statement on trade and human rights, November 2017, with recommendations on how to improve the EU's pre... Read More