「食」と「農」の豊かさから創出される地域コミュニティの新たな価値 ―CSA（Community Supported Agriculture）の理念と展開を中心に
Searching "Agriculture" and "Food" for New Values towards the Sustainability of Local Communities: Emergence of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in Japan
村瀬 博昭 Hiroaki Murase
新潟薬科大学応用生命科学部 Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences
Non-economic values are seldom valued in the economic society, and any activity is evaluated after having been converted to the one in the economic scale. Vitalization of local communities is often quantified by the economic indicators such as job creation in communities, profits of local industries and economic ripple effects of rituals. However, the non-economic values that increase vitality of communities such as conservation of local cultures and traditions, assistance to the citizens to live their fulfilling lives and ripening of pride to the community are essential for local communities. Especially in foods and agriculture, which used to be common in any local community, keys to the non-economic abundance that realizes sustainable local communities will be found. This research explores new values, for local communities, generated by abundance of foods and agriculture, aiming discovery and creation of new values that can define the future societies, where steady economic growth can no longer be expected. The study approach is to focus on the idea and the mechanism of CSA, which generates abundance in local communities especially in farms with centripetal force of foods and agriculture, to analyze why CSA is widely accepted in local communities, and to create new values brought by abundance of foods and agriculture.