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URGENCI is looking for a Learning Designer to join its team!

The growth of activities has led to URGENCI recruiting a Learning Designer to develop and coordinate its online learning activities together with other training needs. We are looking for a Learning Designer to: Design online learning activities for URGENCI’s education platform. Oversee our training and education methodology approach. Design learning curricula for various training programmes...
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Worldwide Survey on Solidarity Food Initiatives and Covid-19

URGENCI is undertaking a worldwide research on “The state of solidarity food initiatives in the time of Covid-19”. We want to gain a better picture about our movement’s contribution to more resilient and socially inclusive local food systems during crisis. You can help us gather and spread this information by answering the few questions of...
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Learning from Covid-19? The European Commission’s Farm-to-Fork Policy sends a Positive Signal even though many Crucial Points are still Missing

Has the Commission succeeded in learning some lessons from the Coronavirus crisis? With the publication of its Farm-to-Fork Strategy and its Biodiversity Strategy today, the European Commission is sending a signal that shows greater awareness of the importance of resilient food systems and of the interconnections between human health, sustainable diets and the ecosystems win which we live. Sadly, however, many crucial points required for initiating true systemic change are still missing.
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Webinar on SSE, Food Sovereignty and the Right to Food

The 3rd in the special series of RIPESS webinars covered the field of COVID-19, food sovereignty, solidarity economy and the right to food. The participants were Qiana Mickie, special policy consultant with Just Food in New York, Judith Hitchman, president of Urgenci International Community Supported Agriculture Network, and Marcus Hill, from the US Solidarity Economy Network as special guest. Sofia Monsalve, Secretary General of FIAN International was the very able moderator. The webinar was recorded. You can watch it online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lGhP7u0oQc&feature=emb_logo
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Joint letter on the importance and urgency of publishing the Farm to Fork strategy

Together with others, URGENCI, the international network of Local and Solidarity -based Partnerships for Agroecology, has asked European Union Commissioners and their teams to provide guidance and a clear perspective of the road forward, meeting citizens’ expectations across Europe, by publishing the #EUFarm2Fork by end of April 2020. The President of the International Committee of...
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Solawi Spring Meeting

"Reaching the region" was the title and theme of the Solawi movement meeting that took place at the beginning of February. Around 120 people traveled to Freiburg from the whole of Germany to exchange ideas on how solidarity-based agriculture (Solawi) can grow beyond the niche position. The movement wants to make a contribution to the transformation of the agricultural system and social change.
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National CSA Meeting in Norway

The most important event for CSAs in Norway is the national meeting organised by Organic Norway, coordinating the informal network of CSAs. In total 60 people were gathered for inspiration, updates, new knowledge and networking. In total 21 of the CSAs where represented, often with 2-3 persons from each CSA. Most Norwegian CSAs produce vegetables, but a few also have meat and dairy production. 4.300 shares were sold at Norwegian CSAs in 2018, with almost 9500 people eating from those shares.
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SolidBase Research Report on the Financial Sustainability of CSA

Within the frame of the SolidBase project on the financial sustainability of Community -Supported Agriculture, a research was conducted among the CSA movement, through an online questionnaire answered by 116 groups in Europe, a consumer questionnaire filled in by more than 320 respondents, and in-depth interviews with more than 40 CSA farmers. The result for the research is now available: SolidBaseResearch
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Access to Land and CSA: Struggles, Invention, Advocacy

Several members of URGENCI took part to the European Seminar on Access to Land, that was held 9th-13th September 2019 in Villarceaux, France. The seminar was organised as part of a European Union-funded project on Local Land Strategies. 90 participants from all corners of Europe from Ireland to Greece and from Spain to Ukraine had the opportunity to share their experience.
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URGENCI Bidding Round 2019

Following the decision made during URGENCIi’s 2018 General Assembly to amend our membership fee scheme, we are excited to let you know that the 2019 membership fee is now launched, with the new bidding model.
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URGENCI Hub for LSPA Training Materials: One Place to Find Them All

"Our hub combines all the functionalities of a resource centre for CSA members, CSA farmers and CSA trainers", explains Zsofia Perenyi, URGENCI’s Special Expert on Education and one of the key persons behind the hub. "There are modular training curricula to follow, videos to watch, sample documents to be used in so-called "real life", webinars to attend or to listen to, mentors to interact with, practical booklets to print for yourself and many many more... ".
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News from “How to financially plan your CSA” in Czech Republic

The second of the four test seminars foreseen in the European project "Solid Base – Financial Sustainability for Solidarity-Based Food System“ focused on how to plan CSAs financially. During this seminar, the discussion was on how we should be looking for new ways of supporting the financial self-sufficiency 
of solidarity food systems, including Community –Supported Agriculture (CSA).
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