About Us

2020 is a pivotal moment for the future of European policies on food and farming. This year, crucial decisions will be taken by the European Union and national governments. As we are entering the hot phase of the CAP reform negotiations, it is our moment to prevent politics from wasting another decade! Europe’s food and farming policies need to be stirred up!

What?

After a diverse and empowering mobilisation in 2018 and 2019, Good Food Good Farming calls for a third wave of campaigning activities in 2020.

Pan-European Good Food Good Farming Days of Action were organized in 22 countries in October 2019. A range of powerful actions and events celebrated the Good Food Good Farming alternatives! Thousands of people joined 100 events in capital cities, towns and villages across Europe: demonstrations, protest picnics, eat-ins, feasts, farm visits, workshops and seminars, conferences, and others. On 22 October, we protested in Strasbourg and handed over an open letter to the newly elected Members of the European Parliament.

(c) Dorothee Parent
(c) Conscious Kitchen Den Haag
(c) Fiesta Trashumancia
(c) Landworkers Alliance

Who?

A civil society alliance launched the Good Food Good Farming campaign in 2012 to mobilise citizens across Europe. The Good Food March saw farmers, consumers and young people from across Europe travel to Brussels for a day of action in September 2012. The campaign was revived in 2018 for the new round of the CAP reform.

In 2019, over 300 civil society organisations from different backgrounds supported Good Food Good Farming. Bringing together peasant with consumer organizations, environmental associations with global solidarity movements and many more.

We are a diverse movement supporting the idea of a world based on solidarity where diversity and tolerance are a strength. We stand against discrimination based on person’s origin, skin colour, religion, sexual identity and orientation, abilities or any other characteristic.

Why?

EU’s food and farming system has become increasingly industrialised with greater chemical input, the proliferation of factory farming and the increasing consolidation by larger and fewer corporations. This is the result of different policies at the EU, national and local level. They concern agriculture, food production, trade, food safety, seed legislation, the environment, climate, health, rural development, workers’ rights and much more.

Previous reforms of the EU’s CAP have ignored the position and opinion of consumers as well as sustainable and small-scale food producers and retailers. Millions of people want a different Europe with a more sustainable and small-scale farmer-friendly system. We invite people from across Europe to raise their voices and participate in different activities so that decision-makers can no longer ignore the support for peasant farmers, environment- and climate-friendly agriculture which is tied into local economies across global food chains.

Learn more about our position on the CAP here

(c) Slow Food Straupe, Edgars Melkis

Supporters 2019

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