From Thursday 18th to Sunday 22nd September 2014 a total of 26 people from the 7 LeTSFS partner countries gathered in Berlin to visit local food production and distribution projects and to discuss the various issues arising from these and other experiences of such projects.
Ellinor Lindahl and Lina Hirsch from farming cooperative Concrete Farming had the chance to travel to Hungary to take part in the CSA (community supported agriculture) workshop and study visit on. Here they tell us about their trip: At the end of May, we had the pleasure to be two
In May 2014 Hungarian, Croatian, Czech, Polish, Italian and Swedish activists got together in Vac, near Budapest, to discuss food activism in their countries, including RWS models (the English term, Community Supported Agriculture, was mostly used during the meeting). It was an amazing opportunity to see the level of development
I was pleased with the diversity of all participants of the meeting. There were not just farmers, different CAS active supporters, NGO workers but also the future farmers for whom this meeting could be very valuable. We couldn’t have wished better combination of people for exchanging information. The farms we
Shi Yan, Urgenci’s Chinese Vice-President recently played a very important role in a one-day High Level Forum on Connecting Smallholders to Markets organised by the Committee on World Food Security in Rome on 25th June. She was chosen as Discussant for the event. This allowed her to put social movements’
Urgenci’s next General Assembly (GA) will be held on November 22nd, 2015 following our International CSA conference and farm visits in China. The goals of the GA are to assess activities carried out since the last symposium in California in 2013, conduct elections for the next International Committee, and chart
12 partners from the partners in the LETSFS project gathered in Malmö in May to talk about CSA and urban agriculture in Malmö. Thursday 21st May In the evening we had a first meeting for everyone to get to know each other at Sofielunds Folekts Hus. The participants had a
Learning towards Solidarity-based Food Systems project meeting in Poland titled Learning from CSA pioneers through images by Tereza Jursová.
Learning towards Solidarity-based Food Systems project meeting in Italy on 2nd-5th October 2014 in Milan visualised by Tereza Jursová
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is one of the best examples of a successful, alternative food distribution system, providing real income to producers and affordable healthy food for consumers. Food continues to be grown in peri-urban areas and trust between producers and consumers is strengthened. And China has not been left
Learning from CSA pioneers: farming, rural development and cooperation with consumers from a Polish perspective
The 5th international gathering of the project „Learning Towards Solidarity-based Food Systems” took place in Poland between 19th and 22nd of March 2015. The event gathered 19 international guests from 7 different countries and another 9 Polish participants representing various initiatives in Poland and abroad. The aim of the gathering