Report about the European meeting on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and other distribution systems for Food Sovereignty. Firmly rooted in the local experiences implemented on 4 continents, the Local and Solidarity-based Partnerships between Producers and Consumers are now seizing the opportunity to send a clear message to the institutions.
This meeting held last week (October 10-12) resulted in the creation of an European CSA Platform, designed to foster exchange between local initiatives and to facilitate advocacy at the European Union level. This important meeting took place in response to the desire expressed during the Nyeleni-Europe forum, and should be considered as a concrete step to achieving Food Sovereignty now.
This was the spirit of the first meeting on Community supported Agriculture and Emerging Distribution Systems for Food Sovereignty, co-organised with the Italian NGO ACRA and 20 European organisations and networks.