Urduña, and its agro-ecological development model, are a reference for many other municipalities in the Basque Country. They have agroecology and food sovereignty as their framework, trying to implement and apply this theoretical and practical approach in day to day life in Urduña.
During its first stage, in 2003, the municipality made a commitment to the primary sector, and to this end a diagnosis of the sector and a plan for revitalization was carried out.
In a second stage, in 2006, the Ekoizpen Orduña Advisory Service was created, developing one of the lines of the plan, a tool to support the agro-ecological transition processes of the municipality and the region, for which a dynamic person was hired. Also during these years, the agro-ecology forum was born, a tool for training and awareness raising on issues related to food, sustainable production and short marketing chains.
In 2009, with the first results of the Ekoizpen service and the response obtained from the Orduña primary sector, the company faces a new challenge, and intends to deepen the project by taking steps towards the development of a local food system. There the municipal kitchen project becomes central.
Finally, the question of cooking has raised new challenges, including the need to promote access to land for more producers, especially for horticultural production. It is important to remember that this is not a region with that traditionally had this vocation.
A video on the development of Food Sovereignty in Urduña can be found here:
- Creating networks
- Local institution
- Social movement, social organisation
- Peasant movement, Peasant organisation