Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) as defined by the European CSA Research Group in 2015 “is a direct partnership between a group of consumers and producer(s) whereby the risks, responsibilities and rewards of farming activities are shared through long-term agreements.
Generally operating on a small and local scale, CSAs aim at providing quality food produced in an agroecological way.” The newly published report - the first of its kind - reveals that CSA in Europe is a dynamic movement that feeds between 500.000 and 1 million eaters* with thousands of initiatives operating and many new initiatives starting every week.
CSA can be seen as important new approach to creating sustainable and sovereign food systems. This report includes reports from 22 countries with authors who are involved in CSA as researchers/farmers/activists.
Access to Land is closely connected to CSA in many ways:
A printed version is being planned.
"You can also download the pdf version of the report here or here.