There has been international interest in the Regionalwert AG, the citizen-shareholder-company that has been founded in 2006 to create sustainable regional structures from farm to fork. This concept channels about 3 million Euro from 600 shareholders into 18 enterprises along the chain of added value – from various organic farmers (dairy, vegetables, fruit, meat etc) to processing (drying, catering etc), retail (shops etc) and beyond (research, coaching etc). The concept has been rewarded several times and is using a pioneering system of sustainability indicators (Overview_Indicators) to measure the achievements in the network.
In order to present the history and concept of the Regionalwert AG in more detail to an English speaking audience excerpts of a book by founder C. Hiss have been translated into English. You can find it here: RegionalWert-AG-parts-of-book-english