Autonomy and self-governed markets

The autonomy of agroecology displaces the control of global markets and generates self-governance by communities. It means we minimize the use of purchased inputs that come from outside. It requires the re-shaping of markets so that they are based on the principles of solidarity economy and the ethics of responsible production and consumption. It promotes direct and fair short distribution chains. It implies a transparent relationship between producers and consumers, and is based on the solidarity of shared risks and benefits. (Nyéléni, 2015)
How to create, develop and strengthen territorial markets? We gather documents related to farm autonomy, specifically in terms of markets: on-farm transformation, community supported agriculture groups, local policies generating local markets, etc. Link: Elaboración artesanal en conservera colectiva Maskilu ES EHNE Bizakai 2019 Big Brother is Coming to the Farm: the digital takeover of food (vidéo 10min, ETC Group, 2021)

Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) for agroecological markets 

Declaration “30 Years of PGS Development: A Root and Branch Appraisal”, published by IFOAM (In English) (2021)


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