Community Supported Fisheries Around Europe: Belgium
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
Community Supported Fisheries Around Europe: Ireland
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
Community Supported Fisheries Around Europe: Spain
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
Community Supported Fisheries Around Europe: Italy
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
Food Citizens: Report from the Test Training Events in the Czech Republic
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
Oma Maa Agriculture Camp in Finland 19-30 April 2022
Welcome to our Agricultural Camp during 19 – 30 April! This are the last days to register!
#CSADay Photo Contest: and the Winner is…
Congratulations to the winners of the #CSADay photo contest, a “Perfect Day in our CSA” ! We’ll contact you shortly for your prizes. You can check out all the winners here: https://urgenci.net/photo-contest-csa-day-2022/
CSA Day Photo Competition: a Perfect Day in our CSA
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.
Job Announcement: Movement Coordinator
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
Episode ten, The Mediterranean Caravan Podcast!
The Mediterranean Caravan visits organic farmer Aleksandar Burić. Our tenth episode of the Mediterranean Caravan Podcast is now live on Anchor and Spotify. Join us to meet organic farmer Aleksandar Burić from Serbia. This podcast with organic farmer Aleksandar Burić reveals his philosophy of understanding nature in order to
Agroecological Advocacy Courses Underway!
Our Latest E-Training Courses are Here! Our four-module training programme, focused on different agroecological interventions in advocacy and policy, is now underway! This training programme is designed for activists, farmers, consumers, members of NGOs, and those in public authorities. The modules will help develop the knowledge and training needed for
Calling out to trainers!
EN Urgenci is part of a new project to build competencies for trainers in agroecological food initiatives. Together with our partners of the EU Food Hub project, we would like to find out where are the needs of trainers and how we can build professional pathways and new job opportunities
Episode nine, The Mediterranean Caravan Podcast!
The Mediterranean Caravan visits Martha from Cascina Bagaggera Our ninth episode of the Mediterranean Caravan Podcast is now live on Anchor and Spotify. Join us to discover the Cascina Bagaggera in Italy with Martha! Last Spring, the Mediterranean Caravan had the chance to travel through a training in Belgrade,
Episode Eight, The Mediterranean Caravan Podcast!
The Mediterranean Caravan visits Dražen and Alen’s eco-social community Our eighth episode of the Mediterranean Caravan Podcast is now live on Anchor and Spotify. Join us to discover the “Recycled Estate” in Croatia and meet Dražen and Alen! Last Spring, the Mediterranean Caravan had the chance to travel through
Episode Seven, The Mediterranean Caravan Podcast!
The Mediterranean Caravan visits Demijan’s regenerative garden Our seventh episode of the Mediterranean Caravan Podcast is now live on Anchor and Spotify. Join us as we visit the regenerative garden of Demijan! Last Spring, the Mediterranean Caravan was lucky to travel through a training in Belgrade, Serbia
Survey for CSA Members !
Photo by Ilaria Turini CSA practitioners (both farmers and members) and researchers from 40 different countries have joined forces to launch the first worldwide survey on Community Supported Agriculture. The aim of the survey is to collect and analyse data which can then be used to support CSA stakeholders by :
Photo by Alina Giurgiu Farmers, members and researchers from 40 different countries have joined forces to launch the first worldwide survey on Community Supported Agriculture. The aim of the survey is to collect and analyse data which can then be used to support the growing global CSA movement by: Producing global metrics on
Advocacy courses coming up!
E-Training Announcement: Four Advocacy Courses this May! Announcing the SALSIFI Training Program To close out our celebration of #CSAWeek, we are excited to announce a series of e-training courses. This May, URGENCI, in partnership with AMPI, Deafal, ASAT, Gasap, TVE, SoLaWi and many others, will hold training designed to build
Episode Six, The Mediterranean Caravan Podcast!
Travelling on the Mediterranean Caravan Join us as we continue to celebrate #CSAWeek, and welcome back to the Mediterranean Caravan Podcast! Our sixth podcast in the series is now live on both Anchor and Spotify. Please join us on our journey through the Med! Last Spring, the Mediterannean Caravan was lucky
Happy International CSA Day!
Happy CSA Day! This year for International #CSADay, URGENCI has decided to celebrate during the entire week with a full promotion of celebratory activities and resources related to CSA and LSPA! Local Solidarity Partnerships for Agroecology (LSPA) amongst our networks are strong, healthy, and resilient. We want to take this
Renewal of contracts in Ile-de-France AMAPs: understanding an unprecedented situation, a reflection of a society in health crisis
Image by Luca Bellini For several months now, members of AMAP’s and farmers in AMAP have been noticing that it is more difficult than usual to reach the number of contracts necessary to guarantee the sustainability of the farms. In order to better understand the situation, the first step is