The interest in agroecology in West Africa has developed. This is due to the increased awareness through the high number of health and safety food scandals and studies that link certain pathologies to poor diet as well as due to soil depletion. However for the moment, the consumption of agroecological produce at local level is linked essentially to the emerging upper middle classes and expatriate circles.
The 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology took place at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome, 3-5 April 2018. 700 participants, representing Member States, FAO agencies, farmers' unions, civil society organisations and social movements as well as researchers from all over the world exchanged on their practices and visions of agroecology.
On 9-11 November 2018 the European Community-Supported Agriculture movements will gather in Thessaloniki, Greece, for their 4th European Meeting. The “CSA beyond borders” event will be expanded to include the 7th International CSA Symposium and the second gathering of Mediterranean Local Solidarity Partnership for Agroecology. If you wish to attend the meeting, please fill in the registration form before 30 April 2018. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and visit the website!
EduACtion Towards the Creation of Alternative Food NeTworks is an educational project on Participatory Systems and CSA. It aims at creating training modules on PGS and how to adapt this process to various food initiatives. On March 5-9, staff and volunteers from the partner organisations (international IFOAM coordinating,...Read More
by Jolke de Moel / Photo credit: Jildou Friso Every year either Netherlands or Belgium hosts the bi-national CSA Conference. This year it was held in Amersfoort, in the center of the Netherlands and close to several CSAs. It was a fully sold out event (125+) with a plenary meeting, workshops, a meal and a...Read More
by Rachel Harries. Thirty farmers from nine different Europe countries gathered in northern Italy from 21-26 January 2018 for the first CSAct! training programme. The programme aims to improve existing training and resources for CSA farmers, equipping them with the skills and tools to produce healthy sustainable food for local communities, and to encourage experience...Read More
On October 18-20, 2017, 16 partners from the CSAct! Erasmus+ project gathered at EkoCentrum Wrocław, hosted by our Polish partners from Fundacja EkoRozwoju (FER). The main objectives of the Kick-off meeting was to make clearer to everyone about theCSAct! objectives and activities to be developed during the next 24 months and to get organized in order to...Read More
Learning Journey on Local Solidarity Partnerships for Agroecology between producers and consumers in Lebanon, November 22-25, 2017 Press release, Monday, November 27, 2017 Urgenci, the international network of Local Solidarity Partnerships for Agroecology between producers and consumers (LSPA) and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Food and Agriculture...Read More