Are alternative food models like CSA fulfilling their promise of restoring farmers' autonomy to cultivate their own seeds? How can CSA members take a more active part in the renewal and rebirth of diversity? Are CSA consumers still aware of the nature of the seeds that are cultivated on the farms and that shape organic products? Community Seed Banks (CSBs) are emerging as part of informal seed systems to counteract the loss of locally adapted crops through dynamic, collective management. How can we possibly build stronger connections with Community Supported Agriculture ?
With Véronique Chable, Senior Scientist, INRAE, the main author of "The seed from my plate: from the origins of agriculture and seeds to an invitation to change the world" (https://www.editions-apogee.com/nature-environnement/622-la-graine-de-mon-assiette.html)".
Pierre Besse, an organic vegetable grower, a seed saver from the South-Western part of France, and the co-author of several essays and articles on the issue of organic farming and CSA.
Matthias Lorimer, the Secretary of the European Coordination Let's Liberate Diversity (https://liberatediversity.org/).
The panel will be facilitated by Jocelyn Parot, General Secretary of URGENCI, the international network of CSA.