European Food Security Group

Concord logoBeing the network that represents British Overseas NGOs for Development (BOND) on global food and farming issues, the UKFG attends CONCORDís European Food Security Group (EFSG) meetings. The UKFG was selected in September 2008 to join the EFSG Steering Group that supports the Chairs in developing the work of EFSG. The role of the EFSG is important in developing common European positions on issues related to food and agriculture, in doing advocacy work at the European level, including for the European elections in 2009.


EFSG Joint Contribution to the EU Consultation on the Issues Paper "Towards an EU policy framework to assist developing countries addressing agriculture and food security challenges" Read more - download 160kb PDF

EFSG statement on the Food Price Crisis
The Food Price Crisis: What needs to be done? October 2008 (110kb Word document)

The European NGOS members of CONCORD common position on the reform of the FAO Committee on Food Security (CFS)
The European NGO members of Concord have been heartened by the steps towards more effective cooperation and coordination that have been taken by international institutions over the past months. Now the reform of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) provides a decisive opportunity to set the global governance of food, agriculture and nutrition on a firm basis. As we move toward the final negotiations of the reform in the coming session of the CFS in Rome on 14-17 October the position of the European Union is crucial since its stance thus far has been generally supportive of the effort to transform the CFS into a strong and authoritative global policy forum. Read more - download 177kb word document

Reports of meetings

Report of CONCORD EFSG meeting - 06 December 2010
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Report of CONCORD EFSG meeting - 15 September 2010

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Report of CONCORD EFSG meeting - 28 May 2010
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Report of CONCORD EFSG meeting - 5 February 2010
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Report of CONCORD EFSG meeting - 25 November 2009
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Report of EFSG meeting - Rome, 25 June 2009
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Report of EFSG meeting - 7 May 2009
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Last updated: 16/11/2010