the Amap network has been sowing its seeds for twenty years

The associations for the maintenance of peasant agriculture (Amap) are celebrating their 20 years this year and that is not nothing. Born in the south of France in 2001, this citizens’ movement reflects common sense: its operation allows farmers to buy products directly from farmers near their homes while guaranteeing them an acceptable income. This is the very principle of fair trade except that it supports ultra-local agriculture.

Since the start of the adventure, nearly 2,000 associations have appeared all over France. In Moselle-Nord, there are four: Urban land in Thionville; THE…

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