Action map 2020

Mapping all events from the GFGF Action month in October 2020


Join us to raise the alarm for Good food and good farming!

European policies influence what we eat: every year €60 billion of taxpayers’ money is distributed to farmers through the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Right now, the biggest farmers get the most money. But a reform of the policy is underway, and many other laws are being discussed at the same time, affecting the way we farm and what we eat. Now is the time to stand up and be heard!

We want:

  • access to tasty, nutritious and culturally appropriate food for all
  • re-localisation of food production, processing and consumption
  • food sovereignty and fair world trade
  • a CAP reform that is socially just, sustainable, supports living rural areas and does not harm other countries
  • fair income and decent work conditions for farmers, land workers, pastoralists and fishers
  • a better future in rural communities and in the city
  • many more people in farming and opportunities for young entrants
  • food policies that promote biodiversity, protect the environment and mitigate climate change
  • no GMOs and reduce dependency on chemical inputs at large
  • animal welfare and fewer, higher-quality animal products
  • reverse the decline of bees, birds and other animals needed for sustainable agriculture and healthy ecosystems
  • more participatory political processes

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A farmer protesting against a project to open a mega potato processing plant in Belgium: "I am fed up. We farmers are constantly misused by @COPACOGECA who are using us for this neo-liberal, industrial model".

#EFFAT proudly co-signed an open letter w/ 88 other orgs & personalities stressing that the EU 🇪🇺 #Farm2Fork Strategy & the new #CAP with #SocialConditionality (❗️), are key to building a fair and socially just agricultural model in the EU! #17April2021

Agriculture commissioner @jwojc promised campaigners “to work intensively” to put the ECI "End the cage age" into legislation: “The European Commission truly wants to improve animal welfare. And I personally care about this,” he added.

European Commission open to consider cage rearing ban initiative

Three members of the European Commission have reacted positively to a public petition requesting the phase-out of cage rearing in the EU, expressing s...


The price of agricultural land in many EU countries is increasing. Land is more and more concentrated in the hands of few big actors, which benefit the most from 🇪🇺 farm payments💰.

On Peasant Struggle Day and always:
Fair access to land!
#17April2021 #FutureIsFoodSovereignty

Only few countries cap the subsidies of huge farms and rarely make use of the special schemes to support small farms (<10 hectares).

Tomorrow is Peasant Struggle Day 👨🌾👩🌾
We demand more support for small-scale farmers! #17April2021 #FutureIsFoodSovereignty

🟢 Event: The #CAPreform close to the finishing line - can the #EUGreenDeal promises be kept?🚜

👥 @MartinHaeusling @xAlan_Matthews @TassosHaniotis @HarrietBirdlife @SebastianLakner @matteometta @boell_stiftung

📅 20/04, 4pm. Sign up here: https://t.co/MqxoJjYzsN


EU agricultural subsidies play into the hands of agri giants.

20% of farms get 80% of payments, while the other 80% of farms get only 20% of payments.😱😤

The new CAP must support farmers not agribusiness! #17April2021 #FutureIsFoodSovereignty

“Double Standards and Hazardous Pesticides from #Bayer and #BASF. A glimpse behind the scenes of the international trade in pesticide active ingredients”
Presentation and online discussion
Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 18:30 to 20:00 (CEST).
Register under https://t.co/9I11o78pWp

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