Good Food Good Farming campaign launched!

In 2010 and 2011, ARC2020 concentrated its activities on the decision-making process of the European Commission, participating in the Commission’s hearings and coordinating a parallel NGO Communication. Once the focus shifted to the decision-making process in the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament (and it became possible to influence politicians at national level), ARC2020 launched an EU-wide campaign…

The Good Food Good Farming campaign was launched in 2012 to mobilise citizens to take action, and demand good food and good farming across Europe.

The target: MEPs and national ministers responsible for food, agriculture and rural development in the EU.

The biggest action of the campaign to date was the Good Food March to Brussels. Organised together with the European Milk Board, European Coordination Via Campesina, Friends of the Earth Europe, IFOAM EU Group, Meine Landwirtschaft, PAC2013 and Slow Food, the event saw farmers, consumers and young people from across Europe travel to Brussels (many by bike) for a day of action on September 19th 2012.

With a strong European network now in place, the campaign is set to go on with a number of new actions on the horizon…

The photo action which was launched during the Good Food March will continue to run. The action allows ANYONE to express their hopes and demands for the future of food and farming in Europe. These messages will be communicated to decision-makers in Brussels: The first 1000 have already been presented to all EU Agricultural Ministers, and many MEPs, in a book of citizen testimonials. A newspaper is now being developed with the all the new images (see opposite).

You can order a copy of this limited edition paper, for a small donation (minimum 3 euros) by sending an email to

Keep an eye on the Good Food Good Farming campaign website to find out how you can get involved, and learn about new actions…

Afterall, the Common Agricultural Policy affects all of us.