CSA in Portugal: Missing links within urban agriculture

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There are different schemes under Community Supported Agriculture, in different countries, under various designations, which often diverge in their organisation, but they all aim at linking producers and consumers and offer quality products, in a short cycle. In Portugal Community Supported Agriculture (in a broad sense) is a relatively recent concept; nevertheless there are already hundreds of initiatives, mostly known as Box Schemes.
The scope of this paper is to understand the profile of the box scheme’s users looking deeper into the functioning of an organic one in Loures, Portugal, point out the bottlenecks that hinder a larger diffusion of this concept, and identify approaches that may strengthen the links among the several actors and contribute to the sustainability of urban agriculture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConnections and Missing Links within urban agriculture, food and food systems
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the international scientific event, 26 – 27 April 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
EditorsCecília Delgado
Place of PublicationLisboa
PublisherCICS.NOVA / RUAF-Foundation
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-989-99782-4-9
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018
EventConnections and missing links within urban agriculture, food and food systems - NOVA FCSH, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 26 Apr 201827 Apr 2018


ConferenceConnections and missing links within urban agriculture, food and food systems


  • CSA
  • Box Schemes
  • Loures


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