The Flavours of Baztan initiative puts local farmers in touch with professionals and social actors that work outside of the industrial production and distribution logic. The initiative has enabled local farmers to meet the agents that are involved in every step of the food supply chain – from production to processing and marketing. The initiative has shown that, in addition to traditional agriculture, other models are viable and these can be achieved through discussion, the use of specific initiatives, commitment and collective work. Not only does it help to control the food supply chain, but it also fosters agriculture that is closely linked to the land: it promotes both environment-friendly production and responsible production.
Despite it being small, the group produces a wide variety of products, including: cheese from cow and sheep milk, yoghurt, milk, chicken, eggs, vegetables, cider, wine, marmalade, honey and pork.
The town council has enabled the process by providing organisational support to a number of areas and establishing collective agents. The goal is to boost the creation of a local productive force that is committed to relocating the economy and is rooted in social and sustainable development.
- Creating networks
- Peasant movement, Peasant organisation