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 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.




Featured Resources

A 10+13 Agroecology approach to shape policies and transform EU Food Systems, January 2021

Policy-paper_mainstreaming-agroecology-in-EU-policies, Endorsed by ACT Alliance EU and other participants in the EU F... Read More

GSP Platform recommendations June 2020

PUBLIC_GSP_Platform_Public_Consultation_GSP_Platform Recommendations of the GSP Platform in light of the discussion f... Read More

ACT Alliance EU submission on EU Generalised System of Preferences consultation - July 2020

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ACT Alliance EU submission to EU Trade Policy Review September 2020

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ACT Alliance EU signs CSO letter on the urgency of publishing the Farm to Fork strategy

ACT Alliance EU signed a joint letter from 40 CSOs to the Commission's executive vice-president Frans Timmermans on the ... Read More


Global Value Chains

No more chicken please Preventing dumping of surplus meat parts on vulnerable developing country markets Left in... Read More

EU Common Agricultural Policies

  CAP RESOURCE PAGE   APRODEV policy papers on CAP reform 2013 CAP Reform 2013 Statement CA... Read More

EU trade policies

This resource page provides background information published by ACT Alliance EU, previously APRODEV, on EU trade and inv... Read More