Connecting consumers and food producers at the micro-level is crucial for the development of sustainable food systems. This can help consumers to avoid stale and sometimes unsafe food and instead have access to fresh local products. Meanwhile, such an approach supports local farmers and the rural economy as well as rebuilding social capital based on trust and other societal values. With this issue having been around for some time now, consumers are increasingly more often searching for fresh, locally sourced food.



Nyéléni ECA /IPC ECA Steering committee for the CSO Consultation is pleased to inform Civil Society Organisations of the upcoming CSO Regional Consultation which is going to be in hybrid format on 8-9 of May, 2022 in Łódź, Poland, prior to the FAO 33rd Regional Conference for Europe and Central Asia (ERC). 

Join us virtually by sending an e mail to technical secretariat of Nyéléni ECA, Olcay Bingol on behalf of the Steering Committee: cso[dot]consultation2022[at]gmail[dot]com


We are pleased to inform Civil Society Organisations of the upcoming CSO Regional Consultation to be held on 8-9 of May, 2022 in Warsaw, Poland, prior to the FAO 33rd Regional Conference for Europe and Central Asia (ERC)[1]. CSO Regional Consultation will be held in hybrid format.


Nyéléni ECA , ECVC, Urgenci with the supporting organisations invite you to the webinar on "Connecting Smallholders to Markets”: The recommendations approved by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) experience sharing session in Europe and Central Asia. The webinar will be on Monday, 15 November at 16:00 CET.

There will be sessions on exchanges on local and territorial markets, featuring their importance for food security and healthy diets as recognized by the CFS recommendations on “Connecting Smallholders to Markets”.


Within the European fishing fleet new generations of technologically advanced, hyper efficient industrial vessels, have gotten too good at fishing. This limited number of vessels has a massive impact on the ocean. Fish stocks have largely declined since the 1980s, but not all fishers contribute to the problem to the same extent, nor are all fishing livelihoods impacted to the same degree. The crisis of overfishing, fuelled in large part by a small number of vessels, is threatening the livelihoods of coastal communities and small-scale fisheries around the world who depend on the ocean as a source of food and income.



The European Coordination Via Campesina has the pleasure to present its latest publication, Incorporating Peasants’ Rights to Seeds in European Law. Almost three years after the adoption of UNDROP, the objective of this publication is to review the current state of play concerning respect of peasants’ rights to seeds in the European Union and highlight which regulatory frameworks are problematic to the implementation of these rights.



On the eve of an annual gathering of public development banks in Rome, 280 groups from 70 countries have signed a letter slamming them for bankrolling the expansion of industrial agriculture, environmental destruction and corporate control of the food system. The signatories affirm only fully public and accountable funding mechanisms based on people’s actual needs can achieve real solutions to the global food crisis.




This report warns that the dominant picture of livestock’s impacts on climate change has been distorted by faulty assumptions that focus on intensive, industrial farming in rich countries. Millions of people worldwide who depend on extensive livestock production, with relatively lower climate impacts, are being ignored by debates on the future of food.


Read the full report here


There is hardly any other food that fuels the climate and biodiversity crises as much as meat. Human rights violations are happening daily in the meat supply chain, not only in the Global South. However, no government in the world currently has a strategy to significantly reduce meat production and consumption. Moreover, banks and investors are financing the industry with billions of euros. If current trends continue, 366 million tonnes of meat will be produced worldwide in 2030 – with fatal consequences for people and the planet.


ECVC publishes a first training referential on peasant agroecology, the result of the work of six member organisations in the framework of the European Erasmus + project “P2P Agroecology, Agroecology exchange from peasant to peasant in Europe” which ran from 2018 to 2021.