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France | Rural Resilience – All In Good Time

What happens when a farm invites the wider community to collectively tease out its future? In September ARC2020 visited Brittany to find out. Seed savers, farm workers and chefs sat down with elected officials and representatives of regional organisations to share insights and listen to each other’s experiences. Louise Kelleher reports. […]

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France | Collective Farming, Community and Connection

What does a socio-ecological transition mean for farmers? Farmers from the Nos Campagnes En RĂ©silience project share their thoughts on social issues in farming, the role of farms in the community, and how Nos Campagnes En RĂ©silience can help to build rural resilience in France. […]

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France | Tasting Independence in Beaufortain

In this excerpt from the book “Rural Europe on the Move: A travel guide to transitions”, Philippe Barret tells the story of Beaufortain, a community in the French Alps that has been coming together to practice rural sustainability since the 17th century. Beaufortain also happens to be the home of ARC2020’s project to build rural resilience in France – “Nos campagnes en rĂ©silience”. In this chapter you’ll meet some of the key people involved in this latest venture: coordinator ValĂ©rie Geslin, volunteer Jeanine Sochas, and farmer Pierre Gachet.  […]

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France | Building Rural Resilience From The Ground Up

ARC2020 is launching a new project in France to build rural resilience from the ground up. It’s called “Nos Campagnes En RĂ©silience”. The goal is to empower rural communities to realise their own fair and socio-ecological transitions, by connecting and supporting the many exciting initiatives that are emerging on the ground. Why France? And why now? Hannes Lorenzen explains. […]

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Naviguons en cercles, cap pour 2030 !

Depuis le tournant du siècle, ARC2020 participe Ă  la lutte pour que les politiques agricoles, alimentaires et rurales europĂ©ennes soient plus justes, plus rĂ©sistantes, plus idoine Ă  l’avenir. Tournons-nous en rond, ou naviguons-nous en cercles ? Hannes Lorenzen, prĂ©sident de l’association, partage quelques rĂ©flexions pour la nouvelle annĂ©e et les annĂ©es Ă  venir. […]