This is the homepage for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Norway, administered by the national coordinator for the informal network of CSA in Norway. This CSA project is part of Oikos – Organic Norway and funded by the Norwegian Agricultural Agency (Landbruksdirektoratet). 

Oikos is a national, democratic membership organization working to promote organic consumption and agriculture in Norway. CSA is one of the priority projects of the organization since it is a great example of a model which connects farmers and consumers.

Oikos has been working with the CSA model since the beginning of 2000, before the first CSA was established in Norway in 2006. Oikos perceive this as an interesting and important model for promoting more knowledge, production and consumption of organic produce. CSA represent a unique opportunity for the farmer to be in direct contact with the consumers, and it is a great arena for creating new alliances between the agricultural sector and consumers, as well as for social communities. For more information about Oikos, please visit our homepage.

CSA in Norway
The Norwegian name for CSA is andelslandbruk, which can be translated to “share farming” in English. Although some farms did have experience with box schemes for organic vegetables and self-harvesting, the first real CSA was established in 2006 at Øverland CSA in Bærum, at the outskirst of Oslo.

Over the last two years, the number of Norwegian CSAs has increased from 14 (January 2015) to 63 (December 2016). There are still CSAs under construction and several others who consider starting up.

For more information about the history and development of CSA in Norway, please see URGENCIs report Overview of CSA in Europe published in May 2016.

This webpage is in Norwegian, but if you want to use for instance Google translate, we have made a short overview of the main content of this webpage to help you a long here:

- What is CSA in Norway? A quick overview

- How to become a CSA shareholder

- How to start a CSA - the main steps

- Map over CSA farms in Norway

- CSA-related activites in Norway, visualized in a map

- Contact information

- Discussion forum for individuals involved in CSAs

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact marte.g@oikos.no or alexandra@oikos.no

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