Hello from Oliver and Luise, Arc2020’s Communication team!
Welcome to our March newsletter.
We’re still full of enthusiasm after meeting up with almost 200 other civil society activists at our Good Food, Good Farming conference in Brussels. People from dozens of food and farming NGOs, as well as farmers, policy makers, academics and concerned citizens, all converged on the Belgian capital last month to tackle the question: how do we fix our broken food system? The aim of the event was to develop a roadmap for a common food policy. You can contribute to this process by going to our roadmap page and giving us your thoughts. The conference link takes you to a great 5 minute video overview, as well as some fantastic graphic harvesting art from the event itself, and lots more. Well worth a visit.
We’re also running a Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) and agroecology project, and have published a brochure outlining ten of the best examples of ‘transitioning towards agroecology’ around the EU. North, south east, and west of the Continent are all covered, as are many agri-food sectors. For more, including the brochure itself, seehere.
This brochure is accompanied by some short animations from Romania, Italy, the Baltic, Ireland and the UK. These can be found here, along with another one, which introduces CAP and agroeocology. (and see if you can find where to click in each case study in the brochure to take to directly to the videos!)
Some of the month’s other highlights:
Thousands of Polish Farmer’s Protest
Short supply Chains & the Romanian Rural Development Policy
Eco Ruralis and Traditional Seeds
No More Neighbours: land grab and its effect on territories
TTIP Food Safety and Animal Welfare
UK online only payments presents headaches for farmers
Remember we’re very active on twitter and facebook too – drop by for a chat! (our conference hashtag #arc2020 made 1.7 million impressions online at the time of the event, being used almost 600 times over the two days).