Pre-Conference | Cancelled

CSA and the Organic Movement: What’s (in) the Share?

Main Topics:
  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and on farm management of agrobiodiversity
  • Local and Solidarity-based Partnerships for Agroecology (LSPA)
  • Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) and their mapping around the world
  • Advocating for CSA and LSPA at local and international levels

To present the manage approaches used by CSAs to match biodiversity with social diversity creating communities around farms grounded in agroecology and solidarity economics.

What is the 'share' of the CSA movement's contribution to international and local food systems and policies?

'Coming Back Home': France is the cradle of the Amap movement in France, but also of similar initiatives. The French Amap network, Miramap, is one of the largest CSA movements in the world. It has played a major role in the development of the international network URGENCI and in the new surge of CSA initiatives in Europe since the early 2000s. The Pre-Conference organizers will mobilise the local CSA groups.

Expected Outcomes:
  • Explore the new frontiers of CSA, especially Community Supported Fisheries and cultivated biodiversity
  • Use discussions on the ongoing census on Community Supported Fisheries to build new contacts and working relationships
  • Continue to strengthen the IFOAM and URGENCI partnership
  • A list of actions for CSA advocates to take home – this list will be based on experience gained and contain actions to develop CSA capacity building programs
  • Post-event online dissemination effort via social media and URGENCI website articles
  • Presentation of pre-conference outcomes at the Organic World Congress

Opening plenary session, presentation of census results, poster gallery, additional presentations and small group discussions, collective brainstorming, closing speech

For more information please contant URGENCI at this address:

Key Info

This pre-conference has been cancelled.

Jocelyn Parot

English and French
Possibility to add additional languages, if needed

Target Audiences:
CSA farmers
CSA members
CSA network staff and advocates

This pre-conference aims to target a wide geographical scope, and will bring in speakers and participants from all continents

Steering Committee:
URGENCI Co-presidents & International Committee Members
URGENCI Country Representatives
Special Envoy for Community Supported Fisheries

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