About us

Today about 1 billion of our planet’s people do not get enough food to eat.
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), we are already producing one and a half times the amount of food needed to provide everyone in the world with an adequate and nutritious diet, yet one in seven people is suffering from hunger.
Modern agricultural methods have resulted in spectacular increases in food production over the last 20 years, however rather than growing food to meet the needs of local communities, industrial agriculture produces crops to sell on world markets.
Food We Want is a campaign to raise information, awareness and lobby to promote small-scale family farming and sustainable agri-food systems as a key solution to tackling hunger, as well as addressing poverty and climate change issues.
 campaign, funded by European Union, is taking place in 8 countries (Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Uk, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania), with the objective of sharing ideas, promoting common solutions and stimulating a public debate on the future of food.


  • COOPERATION. Information exchange, knowledge dissemination and promotion of coordinated advocacy activities aimed at connecting development actors, public authorities, research institutions, private sectors from Europe and developing countries that wish to start partnerships and to share knowledge in the field of sustainable agriculture.
  • PUBLIC AWARENESS. Digital campaigning and educational kit distribution at European secondary school level to involve youngsters in a new thinking on development issues, to raise their attention on the global dimension of food and agriculture and to motivate them in changing their attitude toward a conscious model of consumption.
  • RESEARCH. Scientific research and analysis aimed at the development of a database on good agriculture practices and at the publication of a handbook on the potential role of sustainable agriculture in effectively addressing food security and environmental concerns, with a focus in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • MEDIA. Organization of workshops and of an European Media Contest addressed to media students in Europe.
  • NETWORKING. Involvement of African NGOs in Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique to collect and share information on Good Agriculture Practices.


Leading agency:
Istituto Oikos - Italy (www.istituto-oikos.org)
Istituto Oikos is a non-profit organisation established in Milan in 1996. It operates in Europe and in developing countries to promote the protection of biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources as tools to fight against poverty. From 1996 to the present we implemented more than 120 projects in Italy, Europe and in 11 countries across Asia, Africa and South America.
Project partners in EU:
Institute of Global Responsibility (IGO) – Poland (http://igo.org.pl)
IGO is a non- profit, apolitical organization established in 2007. As one of few NGOs in Poland it conducts on-going advocacy actions, holds dialogue with public authorities and decision makers, including lobbying meetings, panel discussions and production of publications. In cooperation with its East African partner organisations IGO works to support small scale family farmers in Uganda, while simultaneously cooperating with schools and education authorities to raise awareness in Poland of global interdependencies and challenges.
Oikos- Cooperaçao e Desenvolvimento, Portugal (www.oikos.pt)
Oikos – Cooperação e Desenvolvimento is a non-governmental organization established in Lisbon in 1988, whose goal is worldwide equitable and sustainable development and poverty eradication. Oikos’s activity is structured as a continuum in the areas of emergencies/humanitarian action, development/sustainable life and mobilisation/global citizenship. Since 1988, Oikos has implemented more than 200 projects in 19 countries of 4 continents and is currently active in Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Peru and Portugal.
Fundación Ibo, Spain (www.fundacionibo.org)
Fundacion Ibo, a non profit organization, was founded in 2005 by a group of professionals in Barcelona seeking to further the socio-economic development of the island of Ibo in Northern Mozambique. Ibo has a population of 3,500 of which 40% are under 14 years of age. We intend to attain self- sustainability by encompassing four relating categories; social and basic infrastructure development, tourism, traditional economic sectors and historical and cultural heritage.
Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) - UK (www.penhanetwork.org)
PENHA is an international NGO led and inspired by Africans, mostly from the Horn Region. PENHA was founded in 1989 to address issues of pastoralist concerns from a regional prospective. PENHA's mission is to reduce poverty among the pastoralists in the Horn of Africa through the empowerment of communities and to foster sustainable and dignified livestock-based and non-livestock-based livelihoods. Being the head office in London, PENHA works in Uganda, Somaliland, Eritrea, and Sudan and is currently working in Ethiopia through a close partnership. PENHA has implemented various development programmes in the Horn of Africa, and development education and lobbying in Europe. This has given PENHA the special reputation of international organisation with a regional and local character.
University of Milan Faculty of Agriculture – Italy (www.agraria.unimi.it)
The faculty of agriculture of the University of Milan has a long experience in cooperation projects with developing countries in the agriculture field.

Muindi - Italy

MUINDI is an independent non-profit organization - headquartered in Milan. The association focuses its resources on projects aimed at supporting children and young people education, environment and culture.

Projects supported by the association are all located in Mozambique and especially in Pemba, Quirimbas national Park and Chiuri.

Project partners in Africa:
Fundacao IBO - Mozambique
Fundacao IBO is managing a Nutritional Centre in Ibo (Mozambique) that aims at improving the nutritional status of the population by providing information (food production and consumption) and improving their economic conditions.
Oikos East Africa - Tanzania
Oikos East Africa is an independent organization affiliate to the international network lead by Istituto Oikos. It has been working in the North of Tanzania for many years implementing projects on sustainable community based Natural resource management, on water, forests, land, wildlife and environmental friendly income generating community based projects, strengthening village, ward and districts governance on resource management, support to women, youth and school kids on various projects
Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (M.P.I.D.O)- Kenya (www.mpido.org)
MPIDO is non-profit making Non-Governmental Organization for Human Rights and Social Development working among Kenya's Pastoralists communities to address their most urgent needs and problems. At the moment MPIDO is running programmers in Land rights and Natural Resources Management; Women Empowerment; Livelihood programme and Drought mitigation intervention, Networking and building alliances.
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