CIVAM network (Innovative Centres for the Valorisation of Farming and Rural areas)
Web site: http://www.civam.org
CIVAM network (Innovative Centres for the Valorisation of Farming and Rural areas) brings together 140 groups (about 13000 agricultural and rural stakeholders) on French territory. They promote a sustainable development for living and fair rural areas.
CIVAMs are groups of farmers and rural actors who, through information, exchange and collective dynamics, innovate in their territories. They develop initiatives and test new practices on topics such as: territory-based farming and food systems, sustainable agriculture (autonomous, cost and energy-saving production systems), reception of newcomers and exchanges in rural areas, creation and maintenance of rural activities.
Scale of intervention : National
Keywords: farm succession, territorial attractivity, territorial project, territorial dialogue, peasant farming, agroecology, attracting new residents, local food systems, short food chain, diversification of economic activities, collective approach, culture of experimentation, innovation, empowerment of rural communities