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Community based Food Initiatives: Hungary, May 2014

By: Zsofia Perényi The first visit of the LetSFS Grundtvig Learning Partnerships project was organised in Hungary by TVE. The programme focused on the management of community based food initiatives – including everyday management and also community building related topics. All together 19 participants came to the Hungarian workshop from

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CSA Demetria in Brazil

CSA Demetria as a pioneer project for CSA Brasil By Johanna Abeln, Intern at Demetria CSA Farm, Brazil. The initiative for community‐supported agriculture exists now for about 3 years in Brazil. 12 km away from the city of Botucatu and 240 km away from the metropolis Sao Paulo the native

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Evolution of ASAT Partnerships in Romania

Jocelyn Parot, “Evolution of ASAT partnerships in Romania, and the role of small-scale farmers and groups of urban consumers in strengthening the model”, August 2013. Report from the ASAT Workshop held during the Final Conference of the project „Models of Good Practice in the Social Inclusion Area”, in Timisoara, 16 May 2013.

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The CSA movement in the UK

The CSA Movement in the UK, by Kirstin Glendinning, Member of the former International Committee of Urgenci – 2010. The CSA movement in the UK is led by the Soil Association, the UK’s largest organic certifying body and lobbying charity. Between 2002 -2005 the Soil Association ran a CSA development

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CSA Marcellos in Sweden

CSA Marcellos Farm in Sweden What do people do when they can not find proper organic food in the stores? They start a Community Supported Agriculture! By Juliette Snijders, Bondens Skyltfönster, September 2014. At the moment, CSA Marcellos Farm feeds 20 familys with an unlimited amount of vegetables. The families pay their

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Cordoba Symposium – 2010

Urgenci’s participation in the international seminar on short supply chain for organic farming held on November, 13th-14th, 2010, in Cordoba by Ecologistas en Accion  This seminar was organised within the framework of the EcoAgroculturas project led by Ecologistas en Accion (www.ecologistasenaccion.org/) to support organic agriculture in Spain, co-funded by the

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The History of CSA in Germany

Wolfgang Stranz (transl. Jocelyn Parot), “A Short History of the German CSA”, Teikei, n°26, september 2009 The CSA’s in Germany are a very peculiar theme, since the organic movement started very early here, while the subsequent developments occurred in a very singular way in comparison to the other countries. The

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CSA in Czech Republic

Czech Republic´s farming is based on industrial farms with average acreage of 800 hectares. Only 7 % of big agricultural enterprises “cultivate” 65 % of arable land in the country. Family farms with independant distribution cultivate only 6 % of arable land. The majority of the food production is distributed

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AMAP in France

AMAP, the French Community Supported agriculture model: business as usual or Social movement?  Jocelyn Parot, 2014. In March 2012, the French AMAP, Associations pour le maintien d’une agriculture paysanne, Association for Maintaining Small Scale Family Farming in English, came surprisingly under the political limelight: they were object of a question

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The CSA in Taiwan (Province of China)

[layerslider id=”4″] Elizabeth Henderson, “The CSA in Taiwan (Province of China)”, October 2011. As a result of the Chinese translation of my book, Sharing the Harvest, the director of the Community College in Kaohsiung, and two small not-for profits, Green Formosa Front and the Community Empowering Society, brought me to

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CSA Meeting in China

Elizabeth Henderson, “The CSA Movement in China”, October 2011. Today’s citizens of China, Korea and Japan whose agriculture of a century ago F.H. King described so vividly in Farmers of Forty Centuries have almost forgotten the traditions that inspired so many of us in organic farming in the west. Fortunately,

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