About Us

2018 is a pivotal moment as several important reform processes concerning Europe’s food and farming system are ongoing. The reform process of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) kicks off, member states discuss a new directive on Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) trying to change power imbalances in the food supply chain. We want to use this as a hook to draw attention to the food and farming system that European citizens really want. Europe’s food and farming system needs to be stirred up!

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.

What?

EU-wide Good Food Good Farming Days of Action on the 27th and 28th October 2018 have been organized in 19 countries. Diversity and imagination are our strength showing that we are a broad European movement!

  • In September 2018 we started a Photo Campaign CAPsnap collecting demands for the future CAP from people all over Europe. These voices were used for the hand over of our open letter to EU ministers and for a video picturing our activities in 2018.
  • On the 27th and 28th of October a range of powerful actions and events celebrated the Good Food Good Farming system we are part of! Thousands of people joined around 70 events in capital cities, towns and villages across Europe: demonstrations, protest picnics, workshops and seminars, farm visits, eat-ins, etc.
  • On November 19th we asked policy makers to support Good Food Good Farming handing over our open letter signed by over 100,000 Europeans. We invited EU ministers and MEPs to join our Disco Soup to cook up together the kind of food and farming system we want to see.

Who?

The Good Food Good Farming campaign was launched in 2012 to mobilise citizens to take action, and demand good food and good farming across Europe. It started in 2012 with the Good Food March which saw farmers, consumers and young people from across Europe travel to Brussels (many by bike) for a day of action on September 19th 2012.

Good Food Good Farming is supported by over 80 civil society organizations from different backgrounds, uniting 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.

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