A contribution by Thibault Josse, Pleine Mer / URGENCI In Belgium, the majority of the landings come from the industrial fishing sector. In total, Belgian fishermen fished 26,000 tons of seafood per year in 1950, a figure that collapsed to 5,000 tons in the 2000s. Grey shrimp (Crangon crangon) and
A contribution by Thibault Josse, Pleine Mer / URGENCI Ireland has a long history of fishing. In the 1950s, the Irish fishery landed about 20,000 tons of seafood per year. This figure gradually increased to 75,000 tons per year in the 1970s. Then, in the early 1980s, the fishery was
A contribution by Thibault Josse, Pleine Mer / URGENCI Spain is the biggest fishing country in Europe in terms of tonnage. Galicia is the main fishing region in Spain, although there are also many fishing ports in Asturias, Cantabria, the Basque Country and Catalonia. Galicia is located at the northern
A contribution by Thibault Josse, from Pleine Mer / URGENCI Italy is the country with the largest volume of fish landed in the Mediterranean. In the 1950s, Italian fishermen landed 350,000 tons of fish per year, a tonnage that increased enormously afterwards to reach a peak of 850,000 tons in
Looking back at the season or how the “Test training events” took place in the Food&More project With all the training events we were eagerly waiting to meet in person, and we did. During June 2021, we were thus able to carry out the planned training events, with the main
Welcome to our Agricultural Camp during 19 – 30 April! This are the last days to register!
For this year’s CSA day on the 22nd of February we invite you to send in your most beautiful images showing what CSA is all about.
The URGENCI team is growing, and we are seeking a talented and collaborative professional to join us as our Movement Coordinator. If you feel you want to bring your skills and play a role in a dynamic and mission-driven organization, we invite you to apply!
The first Central and Eastern European meeting of Community-Supported Agriculture just kicked off in Wroclaw, Poland!
Wroclaw, Poland, 12 November 2021 The first Central and Eastern European meeting of Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) just kicked off: 30 participants from 6 different countries travelled to EkoCentrum Wrocław, Poland (https://bit.ly/3Hj2Wl2). All participants are citizens and farmers willing to build resilient food communities, where local, ecologically produced food is accessible and considered
Shortening the Distance, Building the Food Community: The organic market Bazar Ekologiczny Krótka Droga, Wrocław
By Mariusz Sibila, Eva Riecanska, Monika Onyszkiewicz Photo credits @KrotkaDrogaBazar (https://www.facebook.com/krotkadrogabazar/photos) The story of the Bazar Ekologiczny Krótka Droga started to unfold in 2009 when a group of local activists in Wrocław set up the Falanster – a book store and a café. At that time, a delegation of consumers
The Communications, Learning and Innovation Platform (CLIP) is the information channel of the COACH project. The CLIP is hosted on URGENCI’s hub and stores all the COACH materials and outputs. It helps to maximise the impact of the project, while simultaneously providing a dynamic virtual space for coaching and training. The CLIP hosts a searchable ‘Living
Statement delivered by Judith Hitchman (URGENCI) and Dee Woods (Landworkers’ Alliance) on behalf of the Equity Working Group of the CSIPM, during the session on “Addressing Multiple Dimensions of Inequalities: Reducing Inequalities for Food Security and Nutrition” of the CFS Plenary. Thank you chair. The CSIPM thanks the HLPE
We are really excited to share with you the comicbook “Journey to Green Horizons”! This comicbook has been realized during the project Agroecological Youth Education for Future (AYE!), an Erasmus+ project that aims to increase the environmental awareness and ecological literacy of the youth by introducing them to agroecology as
In order to understand the multiple dimensions of theory and practice of agroecology, we need to understand some fundamental concepts and terms which are used in the agroecological thought.. These three articles summarize the terminology that is the part of agroecological glossary created within the project “Medcaravan:Learning and Sharing Agroeocology”.
MedCaravan 1: Economic Dimension of Agroecology: Developing a New Economy Based on Solidarity and Common Good
In order to understand the multiple dimensions of theory and practice of agroecology, we need to understand some fundamental concepts and terms which are used in the agroecological thought. The three articles in this series summarize the terminology that is the part of agro ecological glossary created within the project
ERASMUS+ MedCaravan Project Successfully Concludes, Paving the Way for Agroecological Education in the Mediterranean
[Caen- Milan, 29th September 2023] – The ERASMUS+ MedCaravan project, a collaborative effort between partners from Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Serbia, Croatia, France, and organized from 2020 to 2023, is proud to announce the successful conclusion of its mission to promote agroecological education in the Mediterranean region. This transformative project has
The Mediterranean Caravan Podcast visits the Citizen Food Network in Tunisia In this episode of the Mediterranean Caravan Podcast, we visit Tunisia to learn more about the Citizen food network, a project by Association Tunisienne de Permaculture (ATP – the Tunisian permaculture association) that links agroecological producers with prosumers
On Thursday 21 September, the partners from “The Mediterranean Caravan: Learning and Sharing Agroecology – MedCaravan” project hosted a webinar to share the results and educational material co-created during the project with the different actors working in agroecology around the Mediterranean basin. The MedCaravan Project is an Erasmus+ educational project
The climate crisis demands urgent action, and communities worldwide are recognizing the pressing need to adopt sustainable practices. Rampant consumption and globalized production systems are contributing to the loss of vital resources like fertile soils, biodiversity, and local seeds. They also exacerbate socioeconomic inequalities. In this context, solutions like agroecological
Exploring Community-Supported Agriculture and Local Solidarity Partnerships: Insights from the SALSIFI Country Dossiers
The SALSIFI project, a partnership initiative focused on advocating for sustainable food systems and food system transformation, recently published a guidebook outlining the state of affairs in each partner country. This Country Dossier handbook casts a spotlight on the legal and policy landscapes surrounding Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Local Solidarity
The Food Policy Handbook is a comprehensive guide to sustainable food policies at local, national, European, and Eastern European levels. It draws on real-life examples from various countries where the CSA/LSPA (Community Supported Agriculture / Local Solidarity Partnerships in Agriculture) movement has been a driving force for positive change. The
On Saturday May 13th, 2023, we took part in the General Assembly and annual celebration of Les Paniers Marseillais (PAMA – a CSA network in Southern France) where we presented educational material created within the MedCaravan Erasmus+ project and welcomed other partners from the Mediterranean to present their agroecological initiatives.