March 30, 2011, 04:00AM
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Is there a difference between urban and rural food production and consumption? Find out more...
Growing your own
More and more people are taking up the challenge of growing their own food but what inspires them to do this? Find out more...
Innovations in food
To kick off the challenge you might start by exploring what is already going on to innovate in food retailing and production. Find out more...
What does food mean to you where you live? Find out more...
Mission #1 Connecting communities Find out more...
Extending the CSA Model: Community Supported FisheriesBy using a subscription model (like a CSA), fishing communities can create a market for "fair trade fish" that promotes sustainability, preserves a fishing a livelihood and connects consumers to producers & higher quality, more affordable food.
1) they deepen ties between rural fishing communities more urban consumers
2) they create a market for fair-trade fish where the fishing community gets a fair price for their catch and consumers get a superior price for a higher quality purchase (by reducing middlemen).
3) they encourage sustainability because fishermen have guaranteed buyers they can be more selective about what they fish for, how they fish and where they fish.
4) this practice helps keep a struggling industry alive, promotes safety in an industry that is among the most dangerous (rather than fishing for whatever is fetching the best price, fishermen with a guaranteed buyer can fish more selectively and factor in weather/safety).