Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity. We represent around 100 national public interest organisations working at international, national, regional and local level.
How we work
We operate in collaboration with our membership and:
Facilitate the exchange of information to strengthen the work of the membership, and help promote their activities to the media and to policy makers.
Develop networks of members and allied organisations to devise and implement policies and practices on particular issues of common concern.
Advise and negotiate with governments and other regulatory agencies to ensure that legislation and policies on food and agriculture are publicly accountable and socially and environmentally responsible.
Encourage businesses to produce, process and market foods which are good for health and the environment, and to devise, invest in and maintain policies and practices that make sustainable food choices the easy choice.
We have an extensive range of publications covering our current and past areas of work.
The alliance is a registered charity (no. 1018643) and company limited by guarantee (no. 02673194). It is governed by its membership which meets annually. The membership elects a Council of trustees who meet quarterly to guide the work of the alliance, subject to approval by the members.
Each Sustain project or policy campaign is advised by a working party comprising relevant member organisations and other experts.