How Community Supported Agriculture Contributes to the Realisation of the SDGs

Resumen - EN

Community Supported Agriculture was born in Japan in the late 1960s. It includes two essential pillars: food sovereignty and solidarity economy. By definition, Community Supported Agriculture – Teikei – implies the involvement of eaters (consumers) with the producers, shared risks and benefits, and a localised agroecological model of production and consumption. Solidarity economy is present is all CSAs in terms of systemic economic change. The ways of implementing this change are many and varied, but with some systemic collective horizontal aspects that are always present.
This paper outlines the overall aspects of CSA and SSE in the context of the SDGs and illustrates the positive impacts of localisation of the SDGs through case studies. It also examines some other territorial food sovereignty dynamics and policies linked to the SDGs and SSE. We use this and other relevant papers as well as the UN Committee on Food Security and FAO policy and the collective knowledge of our network to demonstrate how CSA1, as an integral part of both solidarity economy and agroecology can and is a key factor in achieving the SDGs. In terms of methodology, this paper runs through the SDGs and some specific targets on a numerical basis.