my name is Johannes Winter. I coordinate software part of the urgenci project solidbase, working for solawi. I evaluate software suitable for Solidarity based Food Systems(SFS). See some of our communication on our discourse. @nick was so kind to give me a 90 min online presentation of the OFN functionailities. Thanks again!
As far as I can see, there are two major flavors of approaching the management of SFS: The first comes from the consumers side (demand), the second comes from the producers side (supply).
For the former OFN is standing out of the numerous other solutions because of it’s global understanding of software development and its hence big community.
For the latter there are only few solutions, above all open olitor and juntagrico are to name here. The idea behind these (CSA , particularly solawi concepts) is to mitigate the dichotomy of farmers / consumers, distribute the risks of farming to the broader community, allow price setting to individual possibilities, the decommodification of food and in the end a prosumers driven agriculture.
So far I mainly see the strengths of OFN in renewing the farmers market for the digital age. Which is already very cool! But are there also ideas to directly support the economic ideas of CSA within OFN, ie. with recurrent orders or so? Maybe there are CSAs that use OFN to distribute their food, next to other, contract based economic models?
Woud be very interested to get to now to some examples!