European Networks

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 Chair in developing the work of the EFSG. The role of the EFSG is important in developing common European NGO positions on issues related to food and agriculture, in doing advocacy work at the European level, including for the changes in the Common Agriculture Policy post-2013, implementation of the policy framework on food security for developing countries, agricultural investment strategies, trade, intellectual property rules and Policy Coherence for Development (PCD).

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European Platform for Food Sovereignty

The EPFS platforms is a loose alliance of national platforms consisting mainly of farmersí organisations and environmental and development organisations. More than 150 European civil society organisations are represented in the European platforms.

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Western European sub-regional group of the CFS Civil Society Mechanism

Last year, the Western European sub-regional group of the Committee on World Food Security's Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) elected Stineke Oenema as their representative on the Advisory Group of the CSM. Stineke is also the Chair of the EFSG. EPFS platforms is a loose alliance of national platforms consisting mainly of farmersí organisations and environmental and development organisations. More than 150 European civil society organisations are represented in the European platforms.

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Visit the CFS-CSM Western European website

address: UKFG, c/o Sustain, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, EC2A 4LT, UK
telephone: 0207 065 0879 email: ukfg@ukfg.org.uk

Last updated: 16/11/2010