Community-supported Agriculture Group

Community-supported Agriculture Group
Area characterisation: 

The CSA is located on a historic farm in an area in the east of the city where household incomes are lower than average. It covers approximately the size of a football field (8,000m2) which is owned by a private foundation and run by a museum (Museene i Akershus – MiA). Key institutions such as schools, a kindergarten and a shopping centre with a regional office and a meeting place for local NGOs are its closest neighbours. Public transport and a motorway are close to the site.


Maintaining a CSA initiative with 80 members with a special discount for low income households and social initiatives.

  • Providing a meeting space for locals to plant and harvest together
  • Creating an example of how consumers and farmers jointly take responsibility for food production
  • Organizing visits from local schools and kindergartens
Potential impacts/benefits: 

Promote knowledge about production and consumption of organic produce.

NbS benefits 
  • Developing climate change adaptation; improving risk management and resilience
  • Developing climate change mitigation
  • Restoring ecosystems and their functions
  • Increased cultural richness and biodiversity
  • Enhancing sustainable urbanisation
  • Creation of green jobs relating to construction & maintenance of NBS
  • Increase accessibility to green open spaces
  • Increase amount of green open spaces for residents
  • Increase awareness of NBS solution & their effectiveness and co benefits
  • Increase communities’ sense of ownership
  • Increase social interaction
  • Increase stakeholder awareness & knowledge about NBS
  • Increase well-being
  • Increase willingness to invest in NBS
  • Provision of health benefits
  • Social inclusion
  • Social learning about location & importance of NBS
Sustainable Development Goals 
  • 1. No Poverty
  • 2. Zero Hunger
  • 3. Good Health and Well-being
  • 4. Quality Education
  • 5. Gender Equality
  • 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • 10. Reducing Inequality
  • 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13. Climate Action