- Land Issues
- Sustainable Food Systems
EFSAF’s objectives and desired outcomes per topic are outlined below:
Steering Group Members
- Compagnia di San Paolo
- Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le progrès de l'Homme
- Fondation Daniel & Nina Carasso
- Fondation de France (Chair)
- Fondazione Cariplo
- The Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation
Launched in 2014 in the context of the International Year on Family Farming, EFSAF has been set up in 2015 as a lasting collaboration framework of European foundations considering small-scale farming and agroecology as key elements in sustainable production of high-quality food, health issues, in maintaining and developing dynamic economic activities in rural areas and in responsible management of natural resources.
In 2014, the network commissioned a survey on small-scale farming supported by (mainly) European foundations: “Foundations and Family Farming: Exploratory Study on Strategies, Operational Practices and Learning”, available online. In the follow up, the collaborative EFSAF-network seeks to contribute to better information-sharing among foundations, facilitate linkages with partners, foster collaboration on specific initiatives, and connect with relevant institutional stakeholders to raise awareness about existing innovations with proven success on the ground. In short, the aims are to encourage scaling-up of successes, the diffusion of innovations and to allow field initiatives and research to influence the policy level.
The European Foundations for Sustainable Agriculture and Food (EFSAF) is part of the EFC’s ongoing commitment to enhancing collaboration and connecting its members. For more information on the EFC’s seven key priorities, please download the EFC Strategic Framework 2016-2022.