The project aimed to transform and enhance local agroecological short-food supply chains in Istanbul and Setúbal.
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Its specific objectives included identifying key actors in local food systems, fostering collaboration networks among them, enhancing the capacity of local stakeholders, and encouraging the active participation of consumers and producers in local strategies and policies. It also aimed to raise awareness among local authorities about agroecological production and short food supply chains, advocating for these issues to be integrated into their agendas to promote a circular economy. It generated stronger ties between local producers and consumers, operating change on the ground level.
The project facilitated the exchange of experiences between Buğday and KE, aligning with shared priorities of increasing agroecological production, promoting food sovereignty, improving local food supply chains, and enhancing community engagement. In this regard, it contributed to raising awareness of agroecological production methods and local food supply chains for the benefit of the environment, the economy, and communities.
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Buğday Association for Supporting Ecological Living
Buğday ecological grassroots movement started in the 1990s and evolved into an association in 2002. Buğday’s mission is to create ecological living conscience and sensitivity in society both on an individual basis and as a whole; to offer solutions to the problems arising due to the irreversible destruction of ecological systems and to support living in harmony with nature.
Association The K–Evolution
K-Evolution (‘KE’) is a non-profit association created in May 2013. The main goal of KE activities is the promotion of sustainable development (SD), based on personal development, active citizenship, and entrepreneurship through education among the children, the youth, executives, teachers, and parents in Portugal. By promoting education based on these three fields of action, KE assumes that we will be able to enhance civic participation, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the schools/institutes, sustainable businesses and generate principled leaders.
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