The UK Food Group (UKFG) is the principal UK network for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on global food and agriculture issues. Our vision is a world with a more just, sustainable and fairer food system in which hunger has been eradicated, equity realised and the environment restored.
To this end our work seeks to promote sustainable and equitable food policies and practices; to challenge corporate power by providing a public interest perspective on issues affecting the global food system; and to strengthen the capacity of civil society to contribute effectively to international processes and consultations on food issues.
We represent more than 30 development, farming, consumer and environment organisations, drawn together by a common concern to secure future food.
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The UK Food Group has issued an open letter on negotiations for the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests. Land is central to the lives and livelihoods of poor people everywhere and this is a pivotal opportunity to tackle some of the systemic issues that have led to a broken global food system.
The Nyeleni 2011 European Food Sovereignty Forum was held in August 2011, in Krems, Austria.
How investments that achieve sustainable, local food systems and realise food sovereignty can be promoted.
Inspired by efforts around the world, in July 2012 people came together to build the food sovereignty movement in the UK.
A radical shift towards ecological food provision is needed, as found necessary by the landmark International Scientific Assessment (IAASTD), in order to secure future food for the world’s predicted 9 billion people. This briefing focuses especially on strengthening local food webs.
An analysis of intellectual property rights in the trade negotiations for the EU-ACP EPAs (Economic Partnership Agreements), unveiling the hidden threats to securing food supplies and conserving agricultural biodiversity.