Mirror Groups

To include farm-to-fork voices in the building of an inclusive and transparent SSFS Partnership.

FoodPathS is working with mirror groups in Europe and beyond to ensure that the SSFS Partnership includes all farm-to-fork (F2F) voices. Participants in the mirror groups include local, regional, and national representatives from the public sector, civil society, farmer organizations and other private sector parties.

Working with mirror groups provides FOODPathS with an opportunity to learn about best governance and implementation practices and elevate the participants’ voices and stories, including their priorities, reflections, and feedback, to ensure an inclusive, transparent partnership.

In practical terms, FoodPaths is:

  • Organizing a short series of exchange events for mirror group participants and inviting them to join the FoodPathS annual event.
  • Liaising with global organizations and their local partners to identify key opportunities, challenges, and priorities related to co-benefits and trade-offs toward SSFS at local, national, EU-wide, and global scales. 
  • Including F2F voices and ideas in the development and communication of the SSFS Partnership and RIPE concept.
  • Developing a toolkit to avoid local and global trade-offs in a safe and sustainable food system. The toolkit will likely be a collection of case studies and guidance materials, such as factsheets and good practices for actions, classified at the local, national, EU-wide, and global scales.