A week ago, to celebrate the 8th of March, the International Women’s Day, I attended a side event at United Nations in Geneva organised by FIAN. It was called : “No Right to Food without Women’s Rights”. It was pretty impressive getting into the UN building, through the security checks.
We are farmers, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) activists, organizers of farmers’ markets, agronomists, agroecologists, permaculture trainers, Food Sovereignty activists, civil society actors from 12 different countries the Mediterranean Basin. We are from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Croatia, France and Spain.
Urgenci at the Friends of the earth meeting in Berlin: “Towards a stronger and broader food and farming movement in Europe” (Jan 2016) By Zsofi and Peter In January 2016, two Urgenci representatives attended the Friends of the Earth meeting in Berlin to connect with stakeholders from the food and
Report from the CSA Farming Conference in Beijing! This winter I didn’t get to go on any tropical vacation, but I can’t really complain because I got to go to…. China! Yes, it was freezing in Beijing. When we flew over the North Pole, the flight attendants served gelato, seriously.
By Elizabeth Henderson Part 1 One of the first books I read after making the decision to move to a farm in Gill, MA was Farmers of Forty Centuries by F.H. King, a US agronomist who toured farms in China, Korea and Japan in 1909. I was impressed and inspired
The International Institute for Social Studies in The Hague hosted their important annual gathering 4th and 5th February 2016 on the subject of Global Governance/Politics, Climate Justice & Agrarian/Social Justice: Linkages and Challenges.
The European Forum on Social and Solidarity Economy: RIPESS Europe had a major presence and made a strong contribution to both plenary sessions and workshops. http://efsse.org/ Input by Urgenci included some aspects on social innovation, solidarity economy and food sovereignty. The European Union’s approach to agriculture and food almost totally overlooks the importance of
Urgenci and its partners have been promoting CSA in all its diversity and fostering exchanges among initiatives from different backgrounds, from the subsistence family-farming model to the well-established organic farms that have been certified already for several years. The main objective of the Common Ground for Community-Supported Agriculture in Europe project
A small group of Urgenci members had the extreme good fortune to visit the South of China on a special field trip. After a 5am start and a difficult drive in extreme freezing smog, we had a hectic run to catch out plane, and just made it by the skin of our
Small farm central released a few days ago their annual CSA farming report from last year. They analyzed 305 CSA farms that use their Member Assembler software to determine what is going on in the CSA farming movement by the numbers. How did membership grow from 2014 to 2015? What are overall
“Soils: A Solid Ground for Life” Elizabeth Henderson, CSA pioneer and Urgenci’s president of honour, has been invited to speak at the request of Organics International (IFOAM), and traveled to New York City to participate in the World Soil Day Celebration and Closure of the International Year of Soils 2015
As the General Secretary of Urgenci, I want to send you all a huge thank you for your participation in the 6th International Symposium on Community Supported Agriculture. Thanks for your open-minded, hard-working, spirit. This event was a perfect reflection of our movement: thanks to your dedication, we represented a