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icona cibomercatoHungry for rights. Global learning from local Solutions in Alternative agricultural and food Systems



Cyprus, France, Italy,
Lithuania, United Kingdom, Senegal


From January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015




The action aims to contribute to strengthen a widespread awareness on certain key issues of development, starting from the reflection on Alternative Food Systems ( AFS) intended as bottom-up local solutions to contrast hunger and at the same time social cohesion.
The AFS, community networks characterized by a close territorial proximity and by a social organization oriented towards sharing, represent an important testimony of new dynamics in social-economic development. In the world agenda for food security, these models represent a credible alternative in the face of the difficulties stemming from globalization.

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Create the conditions for reciprocal learning, critical understanding and active involvement of the key actors in the community based agriculture-food systems.



  • Involvement of key actors and assessment of their competences and good practices;
  • Training and tutoring of the facilitators involved;
  • Creation of web tools for sharing and disseminating results;
  • Exchange visits at European level;
  • Multi-actor work groups;
  • North-South exchange of practices;
  • Definition of Food Councils in each territory and their agenda;
  • Facilitation of youth groups;
  • Participation and organization of events at National and International level.



Direct beneficiaries:

  • 350 small farmers and agriculture-food producers in periurban areas;
  • 350 representatives of the ethically oriented purchase groups;
  • 4,000 "agents of change" volunteers;
  • 750 representatives of non government organizations and of civil society;
  • 150 public technicians and administrators;
  • 100 representatives of migrant organizations.

Indirect beneficiaries:

Small farmers, consumer groups, private social sector organizations, migrant organizations, public local and regional authorities and more generally all the European citizens reached by the events.




The project intends supporting the creation of learning platforms and sharing of experiences on issues concerning local food production, distribution and consumption systems. The learning process will be from its first stages based on the endeavours already initiated by the actors involved in the sector, aiming to provide appropriate tools for increasing not only of knowledge but also effectiveness of the advocacy already active in the identified territories. The characteristics of the selected actors, together with an approach aimed at favouring sustainability of these platforms, guarantee continuity in the processes of learning and sharing.



Total value:
1.217.558 €


Principal funder:

ue   European Commission


Mani Tese
Fondazione Legambiente Innovazione
Réseau International Urgenci
Friends of the Earth - Cyprus
Scottish Crofting Federation
Baltic Environmental Forum - Lithuania
Federation des ONG du Senegal – FONGS