La OSA Coop
|AgroBRIDGES Good Practice Recording Template
|SFSC Name: La Osa Coop
|Cristina Alicia Sancho Elguezabal
|Insert photo or any visual image or diagram e.g. /Word or Image Collage
|Choose a primary theme that the Good Practice adheres to (three themes can be considered:
|Education and awareness raising practices
|If relevant choose a secondary theme that the Good Practice adheres to
|Mutual benefits between primary producers and consumers
|If relevant choose a tertiary theme that the Good Practice adheres to
EIP Practice Abstract Format:
Short summary for practitioners in English on the (final or expected) outcomes (1000-1500 characters, word count – no spaces).This summary should be as interesting as possible for farmers/end-users, using a direct and easy understandable language and pointing out entrepreneurial elements which are particularly relevant for practitioners. Research oriented aspects which do not help the understanding of the practice itself should be avoided.
|Short description of the ‘Good Practice’: The good practice focuses on education and awareness raising. LA OSA supermarket works as a cooperative in which participants can buy at the supermarket as long as a) they offer 3 hours of volunteer work in the supermarket every 4 weeks and b) make a single contribution of € 100. With this system, they not only facilitate the local and responsible consumption of their cooperative members, but allows them to participate in the Communication Commission. This Commission is in charge of the creatio of internal and external communication content, design, creation and maintenance of the website, organize neighborhood meetings and awareness rising events and collaborate with other cooperatives and associations.
The good practice, therefore, is found in the fact that the cooperative members themselves are the ones who, through the communication commission, promote engagement activities that encourage neighbors to participate in the cooperative and modify their consumption habits. By being not only neighbors, but also supermarket workers (3 hours a month), the events and awareness-raising activities are adjusted to the needs and barriers observed in the neighborhood. And most importantly, they lead by example, educate each other, and establish solid and lasting trust relationships..
Main results/outcomes of the activity (expected or final):
The cooperative supermarket promotes collaborative, sustainable, healthy and local consumption trought awareness rising campaings made by their own neighbors/workers/cooperative members that lead by example, educate each other, and establish solid and lasting trust relationships.
Short summary for practitioners in native language on the (final or expected) outcomes (1000-1500 characters, word count – no spaces).
This summary should be as interesting as possible for farmers/end-users, using a direct and easy understandable language and pointing out entrepreneurial elements which are particularly relevant for practitioners. Research oriented aspects which do not help the understanding of the practice itself should be avoided.
|Pearls, Puzzles, Proposals?
|Pearls: educational activities, engagement and awareness raising actions are created, promoted and implemented by the members of the cooperative who are also neighbors and supermarket workers. Puzzels: Do they need to contract external services for the events and activities? Is it all ruled by Cooperative members? Proposals: Expand this cooperative system to already existing consumption groups.
|What needs did the ‘good practice’ respond to?
|They realized that small consumption groups were not entirely covering weekly home purchases and responsible consumers were forced to spend a lot of time shopping.
Desk based and one-on-one interview (2 interviwes done to cooperative members)
|Actors/Stakeholders involved. Who are key actors in the supply chain AND who are key enablers of the process?
|Local consumers, neighbors, cooperative members and food producers
|Is the good practice supported by an IT application? If yes please describe and collect the TRL
|Media attachment (e.g. video link) or other attachment describing/depicting the Good Pratice
|cooperative, colaboration, lead by example, educate each other, solid and lasting trust relationships, space for ethical and responsible consumption
|Additonal infromation for reporting purposes
|This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101000788
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