The SALSIFI project, a partnership initiative focused on advocating for sustainable food systems and food system transformation, recently published a guidebook outlining the state of affairs in each partner country. This Country Dossier handbook casts a spotlight on the legal and policy landscapes surrounding Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Local Solidarity Partnerships for Agroecology (LSPA) across a diverse range of countries. With a profound focus on innovation, challenges, and collaborative efforts, these dossiers provide a panoramic view of the present state and potential of CSA and LSPA practices.
Partners from Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania, and Spain, joined forces with URGENCI, all of whom champion CSA and LSPA globally. This collective initiative delved into the landscape of sustainable and community-centered agricultural practices, giving rise to a rich and diverse collection of country dossiers.
At the heart of the Country Dossiers lies a multifaceted goal – to showcase the intricate web of CSA and LSPA practices for policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and the wider public. Each dossier investigates the diverse approaches and strategies that each country employs, coupled with a dissection of the challenges that motivate attention and concerted action.
The goal of these dossiers is to both strengthen knowledge of those engaged in solidarity-based partnerships and empower stakeholders and decision-makers with the insights required to craft informed policies and initiatives. This, in turn, encourages the growth and resilience of sustainable food systems and brings more attention and energy at the grassroots level.