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 through retail chains widely owned...
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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 to the government, asked by...
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The CSA in Taiwan

Elizabeth Henderson, “The CSA in Taiwan”, 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 Taiwan for a whirlwind week of lectures and farm tours in...
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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, the traces have not totally...
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