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Community Supported Agriculture thriving in China

URBAN AGRICULTURE MAGAZINE UA30

Judith Hitchman, Junho 2015

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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is one of the best examples of a successful, alternative food distribution system, providing real income to producers and affordable healthy food for consumers. Food continues to be grown in peri-urban areas and trust between producers and consumers is strengthened. And China has not been left behind by this global movement, over 500 CSAs with 75,000 consumers are now contributing to new food systems in more than a dozen cities across the country.

Other articles in this journal:

  • Farmers in focus

  • Editorial:

  • Opinion: The WTO must allow support to national food systems

  • Community Supported Agriculture thriving in China

  • Growing a sense of place and community in Cape Town

  • Between city and country: domestic workers building food sovereignty

  • Youth and agriculture: Sidney Ortun Flament and Bruno Macias

  • Egyptian youth challenge the city–country divide

  • Opinion: Finding food security in the rural–urban continuum – Pablo Tittonell

  • Locally rooted: Ideas and initiatives from the field

  • Threatened landscapes unite rural and urban communities

  • Mind! New books on rural–urban linkages

  • Participatory certification supports local food systems

  • “Urban agroecology – a tool for social transformation” Interview with Antonio Lattuca

  • Producers and consumers build new food practices

  • Perspectives: Creating city region food systems

  • Globally connected: News from the AgriCultures Network and RUAF