Working Paper on Advocacy and Short Distribution Chains

The emergence of social movements: Community Supported Agriculture, between Food Sovereignty and Solidarity Economy. The end of the 20th century can be characterised by the emergence of both extreme forms of globalisation of trade and of social movements. The spaces in which the latter emerged were not only the World Social Forum, but most specifically...
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Publications by group members

In English Balázs B. (2012) Local Food System Development in Hungary. International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 19:3, 403-421. Brunori G., A. Rossi and F. Guidi (2012). On the new social relations around and beyond food. Analysing consumers’ role and action in Gruppi di Acquisto Solidale (Solidarity Purchasing Groups). Sociologia Ruralis., 52 (1): 1-30....
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CSA Research Group People

Bálint Balázs is a senior research fellow of the Environmental Social Science Research Group (ESSRG) and lecturer of environmental sociology at the Department of Environmental Economics, Institute of Nature Conservation and Landscape Management, St. István University, Gödöllő, Hungary. He is a board member of the Environment & Society Research Network of the European Sociological Association....
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Farmers of CSA: Croatia, July 2014

Croatian workshop started on the 17th of July with the meeting point in Kunstcafe Cvajner where everybody gathered before heading to dinner. The visiting part took place around central Istria where we begun our journey with local medicnal herm farm running by Komić familly. We went from Pula at 8:00h heading towards Vodnjan where we...
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Community based Food Initiatives: Hungary, May 2014

By: Zsofia Perényi The first visit of the LetSFS Grundtvig Learning Partnerships project was organised in Hungary by TVE. The programme focused on the management of community based food initiatives – including everyday management and also community building related topics. All together 19 participants came to the Hungarian workshop from the partner countries, including experienced...
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CSA Demetria in Brazil

CSA Demetria as a pioneer project for CSA Brasil By Johanna Abeln, Intern at Demetria CSA Farm, Brazil. The initiative for community‐supported agriculture exists now for about 3 years in Brazil. 12 km away from the city of Botucatu and 240 km away from the metropolis Sao Paulo the native born German Hermann Pohlmann initiated...
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Evolution of ASAT Partnerships in Romania

Jocelyn Parot, “Evolution of ASAT partnerships in Romania, and the role of small-scale farmers and groups of urban consumers in strengthening the model”, August 2013. Report from the ASAT Workshop held during the Final Conference of the project „Models of Good Practice in the Social Inclusion Area”, in Timisoara, 16 May 2013. ASAT stands for Association to...
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The CSA movement in the UK

The CSA Movement in the UK, by Kirstin Glendinning, Member of the former International Committee of Urgenci – 2010. The CSA movement in the UK is led by the Soil Association, the UK’s largest organic certifying body and lobbying charity. Between 2002 -2005 the Soil Association ran a CSA development programme, called ‘Cultivating Communities’ resulting...
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CSA Marcellos in Sweden

CSA Marcellos Farm in Sweden What do people do when they can not find proper organic food in the stores? They start a Community Supported Agriculture! By Juliette Snijders, Bondens Skyltfönster, September 2014. At the moment, CSA Marcellos Farm feeds 20 familys with an unlimited amount of vegetables. The families pay their pledge every month and are...
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Cordoba Symposium – 2010

Urgenci’s participation in the international seminar on short supply chain for organic farming held on November, 13th-14th, 2010, in Cordoba by Ecologistas en Accion  This seminar was organised within the framework of the EcoAgroculturas project led by Ecologistas en Accion (www.ecologistasenaccion.org/) to support organic agriculture in Spain, co-funded by the city of Cordoba, the Biodiversidad...
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