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ASAT: Association for the Support of Small-Scale Farming

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ASAT: Association for the Support of Small-Scale Farming
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Workflow/Messaging Technology
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Implementing Region:
West Romania
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ASAT runs a country-wide network of partnerships of traditional small-scale farmers and consumers from nearby cities. It offers small-scale farmers a foot in the market and is an alternative model of development for small traditional scale farms, a model by which farmers receive a fair price for their work and which protects them from the instabilities of the food market dominated by large businesses.

The three pillars on which ASAT are built on:
  1. Ecology and sustainability: small scale farmers supported by ASAT deliver healthy organic products to their consumers. ASAT farmers also work hard at preserving Romania's traditional seed diversity.
  2. Social inclusion and solidarity: most of farmers supported by ASAT were marginalised people at risk of poverty. Now with the help of the partnerships they manage to make a decent living for themselves and their family and can slowly grow their farm through new investments supported by the partnerships (e.g. investments in greenhouses, irrigation systems, mechanising the farm).
  3. Direct sales of farm made products: ASAT farmers sell their product directly to their consumer circumventing all intermediaries.
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