The following organisations are members and observers of the UK Food Group:
www.acordinternational.org, London, 0207 065 0850
ACORD is an African-led international NGO working for social justice and development in 18 countries in Africa and headquartered in Nairobi. ACORD believes that through the power of collective action African citizens have the ability to transform their future.
Action Against Hunger
www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk, London, 0208 293 6190
Action Against Hunger (ACF International) is an international humanitarian organisation committed to ending child hunger. Action Against Hunger saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.
www.actionaid.org.uk, London, 0203 122 0561
ActionAid is a partnership of people who are fighting for a better world - a world without poverty. As one of the UK's largest development agencies, we work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, listening to, learning from and working in partnership with over nine million of the world's poorest people.
Agricultural Christian Fellowship
www.agriculturalchristianfellowship.org.uk, Northampton, 01788 510800
The Agricultural Christian Fellowship (ACF) is open to all Christians in all branches of agriculture, horticulture and related activities. It exists to help them to make a Christian response to the many blessings, challenges and problems they face.
Baby Milk Action
info.babymilkaction.org, Cambridge, 01223 464420
Baby Milk Action aims to save lives and to end the avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate infant and young child feeding. Baby Milk Action works within a global network (IBFAN, the International Baby Food Action Network) to strengthen independent, transparent and effective controls on the marketing of the baby feeding industry.
www.bananalink.org.uk, Norwich, 01603 765670
Banana Link works towards environmental, social and economic sustainability in the international banana trade. Banana Link focuses on campaigns and awareness raising, lobbying activities and promoting sustainable policies including Fairtrade. Banana Link works closely with banana workers' trade unions in Latin America and small farmers in the Caribbean and is a key member of EUROBAN (European Banana Action Network).
www.cafod.org.uk, London, 0207 733 7900
CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. It funds development projects which are inspired and managed by local people, putting faith in people's abilities to find their own solutions to their problems. As a voice for the poor, CAFOD works to raise awareness of the root causes of poverty and injustice and campaigns for change.
Centre for Food Policy
The Centre for Food Policy researches and educates on how policy-making processes work and how they both reflect and shape the nature of food supply and consumption. It is interested in the policy place of food in society and the impact on health, environment, social justice and economy.
www.christianaid.org.uk/, London, 020 7620 4444
Christian Aid is the official relief and development agency of 40 British and Irish Church denominations. It works to provide hope, health and the chance of a decent life to the world's poorest communities, whatever their race or religion. Christian Aid links directly with people living in poverty through local organisations, supporting programmes which aim to strengthen the poor towards self-sufficiency. Christian Aid also seeks to address the root causes of poverty through its development education and campaigning work.
Compassion in World Farming
www.ciwf.org.uk, Godalming, 01483 521953
Compassion in World Farming was founded over 40 years ago by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming. Today we campaign peacefully to end all cruel factory farming practices. We believe that the biggest cause of cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialised approach – so we only work on farm animal welfare.
www.concern.net/en, London, 0207 801 1850
Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries. We work in partnership with the very poorest people in 26 countries, directly enabling them to improve their lives, as well as using our knowledge and experience to influence decisions made at a local, national and international level that can significantly reduce extreme poverty.
www.consumersinternational.org, London, 0207 226 6663
Consumers International is the only independent global campaigning voice for consumers. With over 220 member organisations in 115 countries, we are building a powerful international consumer movement to help protect and empower consumers everywhere.
www.econexus.info, Oxford, 01865 725 194
EcoNexus is a not-for-profit public interest research organisation analysing developments in science and technology and their impacts on environment and society. It investigates, reports and acts on threats to biodiversity, climate, ecosystems, local and agro-ecological farming systems, food security & sovereignty, health and the interests of indigenous peoples and local communities.
www.excellentdevelopment.com/, Brentford, 020 8232 9050
Excellent Development supports rural, dryland communities to work their way out of poverty with dignity. We work with local partners to support communities to build sand dams, which provide clean water for life and the opportunity to grow more food to eat, store and sell. Sand dams empower communities, putting their future firmly in their own hands. We believe that they will transform millions of lives.
Farms Not Factories
www.farmsnotfactories.org, London, 0207 584 6592
Farms Not Factories is a film-making and campaigning organisation. Part of the Food Sovereignty movement, we support people across the world who are campaigning against factory pig farming, a system that abuses animals, threatens our health by overusing antibiotics, destroys rural communities, and pollutes the air and water.
Find Your Feet
www.find-your-feet.org, London, 0207 326 4464
Find Your Feet is small organisation that works in some of the most remote areas of India, Nepal, Malawi and Zimbabwe. We enable poor rural families to grow enough food so they don't have to go hungry, to strengthen their voice so they can speak out against injustice and to earn enough money so they can find their feet.
Food Ethics Council (observer)
www.foodethicscouncil.org, Brighton, 01273 766 654
The Food Ethics Council provides independent advice on the ethics of food and farming. Our aim is to create a food system that is fair and healthy for people and the environment.
Friends of the Earth
www.foe.co.uk, London, 020 7490 1555
Friends of the Earth campaigns for solutions to environmental problems.
www.gaiafoundation.org, London, 0207 428 0055
The Gaia Foundation is passionate about regenerating cultural and biological diversity, and restoring a respectful relationship with the Earth. Together with long-term partners in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe, we work with local communities to secure land, seed, food and water sovereignty.
www.gardenafrica.org.uk, Burwash, 01435 882475
GardenAfrica enables people to support themselves, their families and their communities by facilitating horticultural training designed to grow nutritious food, conserve essential species, manage natural resources and generate income, all without dependence on expensive pesticides, fertilisers or hybrid seed. With increased diversity and higher yields our trainees are able to build a healthy, debt-free future.
www.gardenorganic.org.uk, Coventry, 02476 303517
Garden Organic, the UK's leading organic growing charity, has been at the forefront of the organic horticulture movement for 50 years and is dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening, farming and food.
www.greenpeace.org.uk, London, 0207 865 8100
The vision of Greenpeace is to transform the world by fundamentally changing the way people think about it. We want governments, industry and each and every person to stop viewing the Earth as an inexhaustible resource and start treating it as something precious that needs our protection and careful management. We all need a planet that is ecologically healthy and able to nurture life in all its diversity.
www.iied.org, London, 020 3463 7399
IIED is a policy research organisation working at the interface between development and environment. We work with partners on five continents, building bridges between policy and practice, rich and poor communities, the government and private sector, and across diverse interest groups.
www.localfutures.org, Totnes, 01803 868650
The International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide.
www.mercycorps.org.uk, Edinburgh, 0800 041 3060
Mercy Corps helps people grappling with the toughest hardships survive — and then thrive. That’s the heart of our approach: we help communities turn crisis into opportunity.
www.mrdf.org.uk, London, 0207 467 5132
MRDF exists to bring about significant and long term change in some of the world's most marginalised communities, and to empower people to change structures that are oppressive and unjust.
www.neweconomics.org, London, 0207 820 6300
nef (the new economics foundation) is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. We aim to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues. We work in partnership and put people and the planet first.
www.odi.org.uk, London, 0207 922 0300
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is an independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.
www.oxfam.org.uk, Oxford, 0300 200 1292 (in UK) or 01865 473 727
Oxfam GB works with poor people worldwide to overcome poverty, hunger, disease and exploitation. Its programmes support poor people in their pursuit of sustainable livelihoods, helping them claim their basic rights to food, health, education, employment and shelter, and win a say in decisions that affect their lives. Oxfam works through development and relief, research and public education.
panos.org.uk, London, 0207 278 1111
Panos London promotes the participation of poor and marginalised people in national and international development debates through media and communication projects.
www.permaculture.org.uk, Leeds, 0845 458 1805
The Permaculture Association is the national charity that supports members and the public with advice, support, information and training about the theory and practice of permaculture.
Pesticide Action Network UK
www.pan-uk.org, London, 0207 065 0905
PAN UK believes it is possible to eliminate the use of hazardous pesticides, to reduce dependence on pesticides and to increase the use of sustainable alternatives to chemical pest control in agriculture, urban areas, public health and homes and gardens.
practicalaction.org, Rugby, 01926 634400
Practical Action uses technology to challenge poverty, working with poor women and men around the world. We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them.
www.progressio.org.uk, London, 0207 733 1195
Progressio works to help people in developing countries to gain power over their lives and to overcome barriers that keep them poor. Inspired by our Catholic roots, and building on 70 years’ experience of development, we believe poor and marginalised people can gain the power to transform their lives.
www.rspb.org.uk, Sandy, 01767 680551
The RSPB is a wildlife conservation organisation that speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment.
Save the Children
www.savethechildren.org.uk, London, 0207 012 6400
Save the Children works in 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.
Scottish Crofting Federation
www.crofting.org, Kyle of Lochalsh, 01599 530005
The SCF is the only member-led organisation dedicated to promoting crofting and it is the largest association of small scale food producers in the UK. Our mission is to safeguard and promote the rights, livelihoods and culture of crofters and their communities.
Self Help Africa
www.selfhelpafrica.org, Shrewsbury, 01743 277170
Self Help Africa works with rural communities to help them improve their farms and their livelihoods. Our mission is to empower rural Africa to achieve economic independence - and on a continent where up to 75% of people rely on small-scale agriculture for their survival, we believe that it is only by tackling the challenges faced by rural farming communities that real and sustained economic progress can be made across sub-Saharan Africa.
Send a Cow
www.sendacow.org.uk, Bath, 01225 874222
For over 20 years Send a Cow has been helping thousands of African families and orphans grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small businesses that last. Providing livestock, seeds, training and ongoing support, we help families leave poverty behind for good.
www.soilassociation.org, Bristol, 0117 314 5000
The Soil Association is a membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use.
Susila Dharma's mission is to to relieve human suffering and promote just and sustainable development. Its projects are primarily initiated by local people and development professionals in developing countries. Susila Dharma links the projects with funders, promotes their work and sometimes provides small-scale grants.
www.sustainweb.org, London, 0207 837 1228
Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity. We represent around 100 national public interest organisations working at international, national, regional and local level.
www.tearfund.org, Teddington, 0845 355 8355
Tearfund is an evangelical Christian relief and development agency working with over 500 church-based organisations to bring help and hope to communities in more than 50 countries.
www.treeaid.org.uk, Bristol, 0117 909 6363
TREE AID helps villagers living in the drylands of Africa unlock the potential of trees to reduce poverty and protect the environment. We believe that tackling poverty and environmental protection are inseparable.
War on Want
www.waronwant.org, London, 0207 324 5040
War on Want fights poverty in developing countries in partnership with people affected by globalisation. We campaign for human rights and against the root causes of global poverty, inequality and injustice.
www.wdm.org.uk, London, 0207 820 4900
WDM campaigns against the root causes of poverty and inequality. We are a democratically-governed movement made up of local campaign groups based in towns and cities around the UK. Our staff in London and Edinburgh co-ordinate hard-hitting campaigns that challenge the powerful and seek to bring about economic justice for the world’s poor majority.
Women's Environmental Network
www.wen.org.uk, London, 0207 481 9004
Women’s Environmental Network is the only organisation in the UK working consistently for women and the environment. Central to our approach is the belief that women have the right to information to enable them to make fair choices.
World Family is creating a space for dialogue and resource sharing between small scale farmers and all of us who value our environment and our communities. People and the food we eat are too important to be turned into mere commodities. It is through a thousand small acts of solidarity that we can support and empower the small scale farmers to feed the world.
www.wwf.org.uk, Godalming, 01483 426444
Best known as an independent conservation body, WWF has seen first-hand how the health and security of people, wildlife and the environment are all interlinked. That’s why our passion for safeguarding the natural world has to be backed up by other environmental action and by promoting sustainable use of resources to help change the way we live.