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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

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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

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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

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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

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#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/

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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!

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 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

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Knowledge of Past Lives Can Illuminate Our Future

(Original article in Turkish by Oya Ayman, Member of the Strategy Board of the Bugday Association. The article: “Knowledge of past lives can illuminate our future ” was originally published in Yeşil Gazete.) A handful of people maintain a culture shaped in harmony with nature in hidden geographies. On the

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What makes us better advocates?

Advocacy is one of the key actions in the Food Sovereignty movement as it enables us to get our messages out there, to mainstream agroecological thinking and to inform decision-makers so they can support better policies. But what makes a good advocate and what skills are needed? This and other

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Summer School: Agroecology in Viseu, Mangualde and São Pedro do Sul

As part of the Caravan for Agroecology in Portugal, the Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems Summer School was organised by FCiências ID. in partnership with the Agrarian School of the Instituto Politécnico de Viseu and the Nova Acrópole Association, the summer school lasted from the 16 August to 19 August.

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“Agroecology Boot Camp” event in Izmir

Within the scope of the Mediterranean Agroecology Caravan – MedCaravan Project, Wheat Association held an Introduction to Agroecology Camp in Karaburun, Izmir on 23-25 September 2022. The Mediterranean Agroecology Caravan – MedCaravan Project, which is carried out by Buğday Association in order to compile traditional agroecology knowledge and disseminate agroecology,

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Story of the Strawberry King

19th – 23rd September 2022, Loutí, Czech Republic Organized by AMPI (Association of local food initiatives)   How to teach children and young teenagers to really understand the whole story of one crop and at the same time let them understand deeper agroecological connections through enjoyable playtime? We decided to

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Advocating for Agroecology: Webinar Recap!

On Thursday 13 October, the partners from the project “Caravan for Mediterranean Agroecology” hosted a webinar to discuss the value of advocating for agroecology in the Mediterranean region. Bringing in the Experts! Facilitated by Jocelyn Parot, the General-Secretary of URGENCI, the webinar brought three advocacy experts to share their experience.

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Knowledge Caravan Serbia: Preserve Knowledge and Create Innovations

The Knowledge Caravan Serbia attended the workshop “Preserving traditional knowledge and creating innovations” held 19th May 2022, we brought 12 participants to visit the regenerative agriculture project “Our Little Kingdom” in the village of Krčedin, 60 km away from Belgrade. The workshop started with the presentation of the E+ project

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From Traditional to Modern Agriculture: Knowledge Caravan Serbia

The Knowledge Caravan Serbia arrived at the workshop “From Traditional to Modern Agriculture: How to work in Balance with Nature and Economy.” This workshop is a part of the Erasmus+ project and occurred on 3 July on the organic farm “Organela” located in the village of Valjevska Kamenica, 10 km

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