[EXP] Viva sol Lithuania, an association of cheese eaters and producers that encourages the settlement of small farmers and artisans in rural Lithuania.
Type: Success story
Date of writing: July 1, 2011
Author(s) of this page: Audrius Jokubauskas
Organization(s): Association VIVA SOL
A National Association of cheese eaters and producers established to support the development of solidarity between urban and rural people, and to encourage the settlement of small farmers and artisans in rural Lithuania. Viva sol has started a farmers’market in Vilnius, a box scheme, environmental training and activities to support small-scale breeders. Faced with the issue of several farmers being unable to find affordable land, it is currently envisaging creating a Land Fund to raise investments or donations in order to buy agricultural land.
See the detailed story in the document attached.
Source: Case study (attached) - www.terredeliens.org/spip.php?article591
Scale of intervention : National
Keywords: local food systems, collective farmland ownership, consumer producers partnerships, rural-urban relationship, farm succession, box scheme, farmer’s market, ecosystem friendly methods, agroecology