Who Are We

hands-on-the-land-logoHands on the Land for Food Sovereignty is a collective campaign by 16 partners. It includes peasants and social movements, development and environmental NGO, human rights organisations and research activists. We aim to raise awareness on the use and governance of land, water and other natural resources and its effects on the realisation of the right to food and food sovereignty.

Through evidence-based research and material, public events and meetings, trainings, education and advocacy work, the campaign engages EU citizens, media, journalists, NGO practitioners, social activists, educators, students, politicians, policy and decision makers to take action for food sovereignty.

European Coordination Via Campesina

The European Coordination Via Campesina is part of the international peasant’s movement La Via Campesina and unites farmers’ and agricultural workers’ organisations of Germany, Denmark, France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Finland, Norway, Romania and Turkey.

EHNE Bizkaia (Euskal Horriko Nekazarien Elkartasuna)

EHNE-Bizkaia (Euskal Herriko Nekazarien Elkartasuna) is an agricultural union, established Basque Country in 1976. As a member of ECVC, it provides education and economic support to its 6,000 members, and also encourages young people to return to agriculture with its youth program.


Crocevia is an Italian public interest NGO founded in 1958. It works on environmental and agrarian issues, with a specific focus on community alternatives. Crocevia played an instrumental role in the formation of the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC), the largest network of organizations working in the field of food sovereignty in the world.

FDCL (Forschungs- und Dokumentationszentrum Chile-Lateinamerika)

The Centre for Research and Documentation Chile-Latin America (Forschungs- und Dokumentationszentrum Chile-Lateinamerika e.V. (FDCL) is a non-profit organisation founded in Berlin in 1974. The organisation has been based in the MehringHof Centre, Berlin-Kreuzberg, since the early 1980s. The FDCL is one of the oldest organisations involved in the international Latin America solidarity movement and today regards itself as part of a global movement that opposes neoliberal globalisation.

FIAN International and European sections

FIAN was founded in 1986 as the first international human rights organisation to advocate for the realisation of the right to adequate food and nutrition. FIAN consists of national sections and individual members in over 50 countries around the world. FIAN’s mission is to expose violations of people’s right to food wherever they may occur. We stand up against unjust and oppressive practices that prevent people from feeding themselves.

IGO (Instytut globalnej odpowiedzialnosci)

Institute of Global Responsibility (IGO) is an independent NGO based in Warsaw, Poland. It was established in 2007 and has since been focused on development policy issues, development education and cooperation with partners in the South.

Terra Nuova

Terra Nuova was established in 1969 as a membership-based non-profit association working in international solidarity. Terra Nuova designs, supports and implements development co-operation projects in Africa and Latin America. It also promotes awareness-raising programmes aimed at informing and sensitising the European civil society in relation to development issues affecting the Global South.

Transnational Institute

TNI envisions a world of peace, equity and democracy on a sustainable planet brought about and sustained by an informed and engaged citizenry. TNI’s mission is to strengthen international social movements with rigorous research, reliable information, sound analysis and constructive proposals that advance progressive, democratic policy change and common solutions to global problems. In so doing, TNI acts as a unique nexus between social movements, engaged scholars and policy makers.


Across Hungary, Védegylet/Protect the Future supports local communities taking a stand against policies and developments that endanger the environment, social and cultural heritage and which disregard our communities’ rights to participate in democratic processes. Védegylet is grounded on the principles of participation, self-organisation, solidarity and social justice.


Za Zemiata is a Bulgarian environmental NGO and member of Friends of the Earth, registered in 1995 and determined to work for sustainable life on our planet and combat exploitation of people and nature. Za Zemiata is committed to developing positive and sustainable alternatives to socially and environmentally harmful activities and projects, civil society building and raising awareness among the grassroots about existing environmental problems and ways to counteract.

Eco Ruralis

Eco Ruralis was founded in April of 2009 in Cluj-Napoca by small farmers from several regions of Romania. It is a grassroots association made up of small farmers who practice organic and traditional farming based on environmentally-conscious principles. Eco Ruralis is a member of ECVC.