The agri-food sector has been progressively bent to pure profit, and colonised by a de facto oligarchic industrial approach, usually invaded by synthetic chemistry, genetically modified organisms, and work exploitation. The present contribution addresses the issue of food autonomy and analyses some possible paths toward the sustainable production of fair, sufficient, and healthy food. For a possible transformational path in food production and consumption, a multi-scalar guiding interpretation is proposed, i.e. an approach structured on multimple levels: awareness, getting together, public policies, and relations among territorial systems. Within the second level, the potentials are illustrated of perhaps one of the most advanced, social innovating systems for agricultural production and food provision through communitarian self-management: the Community-Supported Agriculture model (CSA). From theory to practice, the entire approach is discussed starting from an existing project, based in North- Eastern Italy and known as CSA Veneto. At a local operational level, such project is framed in a social and solidarity economic district; at a wider dialoguing level, in an international network. The potentials of the addressed models, as emerging from the contribution at issue, lie in the increase of the resilience of the local territories and their societies in a bioregionally focused circular perspective in the use of biomasses and other resources.

CSA Veneto, Comunità che supporta l’agricoltura. In cammino verso l’autonomia alimentare.

Silvio Cristiano
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2020

Abstract

The agri-food sector has been progressively bent to pure profit, and colonised by a de facto oligarchic industrial approach, usually invaded by synthetic chemistry, genetically modified organisms, and work exploitation. The present contribution addresses the issue of food autonomy and analyses some possible paths toward the sustainable production of fair, sufficient, and healthy food. For a possible transformational path in food production and consumption, a multi-scalar guiding interpretation is proposed, i.e. an approach structured on multimple levels: awareness, getting together, public policies, and relations among territorial systems. Within the second level, the potentials are illustrated of perhaps one of the most advanced, social innovating systems for agricultural production and food provision through communitarian self-management: the Community-Supported Agriculture model (CSA). From theory to practice, the entire approach is discussed starting from an existing project, based in North- Eastern Italy and known as CSA Veneto. At a local operational level, such project is framed in a social and solidarity economic district; at a wider dialoguing level, in an international network. The potentials of the addressed models, as emerging from the contribution at issue, lie in the increase of the resilience of the local territories and their societies in a bioregionally focused circular perspective in the use of biomasses and other resources.
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