Good Food Good Farming action days October 2020
October 1st, 2020
2020 is a pivotal moment for the future of European policies on food and farming. As we are entering the hot phase of the reform negotiations on the European agricultural policy, it is our moment to prevent politics from wasting another decade! Europe’s food and farming policies need to be stirred up! Join the action days with an action - physical or online- between 1 and 31 October!
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. Previous reforms of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy 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 the European Days of Action Good Food Good Farming 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.
After a diverse and empowering mobilisation in 2018 and 2019, Good Food Good Farming calls for a third wave of campaigning activities in 2020. Join the us with an online or physical event between 1 and 31 October 2020 and join our photo campaign on social media.
With the reform of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), we have a real chance to stir it up. We need to convince national governments in the European Council, the European Parliament and the Commission to create the change we want to see in our food systems. We want a policy, which supports small farmers and rural livelihoods, protects our soil, water, ecosystems and biodiversity, does not contribute to climate change or animal suffering and provides healthy food for all.
Pan-European Good Food Good Farming Days of Action were organized in 22 countries in October 2019. A range of powerful actions and events celebrated the Good Food Good Farming alternatives! Thousands of people joined 100 events in capital cities, towns and villages across Europe: demonstrations, protest picnics, eat-ins, feasts, farm visits, workshops and seminars, conferences, and others. On 22 October, we protested in Strasbourg and handed over an open letter to the newly elected Members of the European Parliament.
Diversity and imagination are our strenght, involving many organizations and citizens from over 20 European countries in colourful events and online and offline campaigning activities.
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.
GFGF is supported by a broad range of civil society organizations from different backgrounds, uniting peasant with consumer organizations, environmental associations with global solidarity movements and many more.
The European Days of Action in 2018 receive financial support from various donors including the European Comission and foundations.