AMAP Pour une Agriculture NourriciÃ¨re| 24mins
Director: Benedicte Dierickx | Producer: Alliance Midi-PyrÃ©nÃ©es
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: France
In 2000, French farmers Daniel and Denise Vuillon discovered Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the United States. The concept originated in Japan under the name Teikei in the 1960s, and has since been adopted in North America and recently in Europe. In 2001, the first French AMAP (Association Pour le Maintien d'une Agriculture Paysanne) was created through the association of a group of families in Aubagne with Denise and Daniel Vuillon's farm. In 2002, they transmitted their experiences, know-how and culture to a group in the region of Midi-PyrÃ©nÃ©es who then continued to spread the concept. In early 2008, there existed over 80 AMAPs in the region, with an ever-increasing demand and growth potential. The film transmits a collection of experiences explaining the AMAP concept, as well as challenges and stakes involved in local food production.