This article was published in The Beam #7 — Subscribe now for more on the topic Our food system is broken; it is unequal, unsustainable, unstable, and in need of transformation. International organizations, governments, businesses, entrepreneurs, and farmers all around the world are working towards cutting carbon emissions and waste, improving the nutritional value of food, innovating at the farming level and developing city-wide food policies. But we, the citizens and consumers, are a big part of this equation. It is up to us to make conscious decisions on a daily basis about the kind of production we want to support and the initiatives we want to encourage. These local farming initiatives are revolutionizing the food market in France and India. Copyright: Agence Producteurs Locaux Damien Kühn Promoting local and peasant agriculture in France The AMAP (Association pour le Maintien d’une Agriculture Paysanne) maintains and encourages small and local farming in France by creating a system based on the long-term partnership between a producer and a consumer. Copyright: Agence Producteurs Locaux Damien Kühn An AMAP usually consists of several local farmers (e.g. a vegetable producer, a cheese producer, a meat producer, etc.) and citizens. The first step is to […]

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