By Jocelyn Parot, General Secretary The members of the Mediterranean network of Local and Solidarity -based Partnerships for Agroecology (MedNet) came up with a Vision during its 2nd meeting, held in Thessaloniki in November 2018. This was the result of an intensive maturation process. Several “Common Training Framework Editing Workshops” were conducted, in different locations.... Read More
"How to manage CSA" was the name of the first of the four upcoming testing seminars in the European project "SolidBase - Financial Sustainability Education for Solidarity-Based Food System", where we look for new ways to support the financial self-sufficiency of solidarity food systems, including Community Supported Agriculture.
29 March 2019 – Sustainable small farmers should be put at the core of EU agricultural policy, according to a new paper released today by the Nyeleni Europe and Central Asia Platform for Food Sovereignty . The strongly documented publication comes ahead of a key vote in the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee in early April,... Read More
CSAct !, a Community-Supported Agriculture collaborative training programme, is developing the first Webinar Series dedicated to CSA. First session on "Basics for CSA groups", 3 April, 18.30 (GMT+1). Welcome!
By Peter Volz, European CSA Research Group and Agronauten Photo Courtesy: Sara Meissner The Thessaloniki International, European and Mediterranean CSA meeting in November 2018 featured a workshop on “Financial Sustainability of CSA and other types of solidarity-based food systems in Europe”. Peter Volz from the research organisation AGRONAUTEN and Jocelyn Parot from URGENCI presented the... Read More
In 2019, the role of our Urgenci Community Supported Agriculture network will be key. Our collective efforts to build greater social, environmental and economic justice – with an obvious focus on food justice – means that every project, every collective action must clearly aim to create genuinely sustainable local food systems.
At a time when the CSA movement globally is working to gain greater recognition by policy makers, it comes a jaw-dropping and agreeable surprise to discover the extent to which CSA in China has gained legal status and is perceived as a genuine part of the way forward by all three levels of government in China (local, provincial and national). The 10th anniversary celebrations of the Chinese network marked this achievement in many noteworthy ways.