Sowing Change

We are dedicated to build a powerful agri-food movement across Europe – from EU to grassroot level! Therefore we provide our network with opportunities to exchange, advance and learn together.

Capacity building

Next to annual campaign activities like the European Action Days, we invite our network to participate in free online training programs that support their campaigning and communication activities. By exchanging lessons learned and practical examples, the focus lies on learning from and with each other.

In 2024, we will offer a series of expert-led workshops and training to the Good Food Good Farming network. The program is designed in a participatory process together with our partner organisations and steered by their needs and interest. The workshops may focus on diverse topics relevant to civil society organisations such as public fundraising, strategic communication and press work.

Registration is admission-free and open to everyone. The program will be published on this website as soon as it is available.

Communication grants

Whenever possible, we offer small grants (2.000 – 5.000 EUR) to national coalitions working on food and agriculture. Grants may support the planning and implementation of communication and campaigning activities aimed at journalists, the general public or national and EU decision-makersActivities can either target a topic related to EU agri-food policies or the national political context.

When the next call for applications is open, we will announce it here.

Activities implemented within the GFGF Communication grants 2023

Video series on eco-schemes in Bulgaria

The lack of monitoring and evaluation about the CAP´s impact on biodiversity is one of the reasons why farmers hesitate to implement eco-schemes on their fields. To inform farmers about potential benefits, the video series “Agriculture with care for nature” shows the results of environmentally friendly farming. Thereby, the series aims to motivate farmers to implement eco-schemes and agri-environmental measures that have a high impact on grasslands biodiversity conservation in contrast with most “green-washing” schemes of the Bulgarian CAP strategic plan.

The video series was created jointly by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPS) and the Society for Territorial and Ecological Prosperity (STEP).

Plant the future dinner in the Netherlands

Under the theme ‘Plant-Based, the Healthy Normal’, the Plant The Future Dinner took place for the third time in The Hague, Netherlands. During a plant-based dinner, stakeholders from NGOs, food businesses and government representatives get the chance to convene on the much needed protein transition. The event aims to foster dialogue among frontrunners, supermarkets, caterers, restaurants, and the Dutch government to inspire action towards a plant-based future.

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The Transition Coalition Food organized the Plant The Future Dinner in collaboration with Nieuwspoort and The Farm Kitchen during the Dutch Food Week 2023.

Ringing the cow´s bell for climate in Austria

For ten days in a row, cowbells were ringing in front of the local government in Linz, Upper Austria. The cowbell concert started each day at 12:05, giving a figuratively warning that we only have five minutes to midnight to adress the multiple crisis of food, farming and climate. This creative direct action brought together local climate activists and farmers of the region. The persistency of the action gained a lot of attention from the local media and resulted in an invitation to the protesters from the local authorities.

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The action was organized by ÖBV – Via Campesina Austria (Caustrian CAP platform) and supported by Fridays for Future.