Absatzsteigerung durch direktere Lebensmittelvermarktung

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative, Industry & Retail, Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2019
Author(s): -
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: Take a look at the German one-pager for information on how you can contribute to Increasing Sales of SFSC products. The Justify the Price heading tells how to communicate the value of SFSC to consumers.
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Analysis of policies related to short food supply chains

Stakeholder type: Industry & Retail, Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2020
Author(s): Mirjana Pešić, Lazar Živković, Viktor Nedović
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: Analysis of policies regarding the short food supply chain based on information collected from interviews, questionnaires and the literature.
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Are Short Food Supply Chains More Environmentally Sustainable than Long Chains? A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the Eco-Efficiency of Food Chains in Selected EU Countries

Stakeholder type: Industry & Retail, Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2020
Author(s): Edward Majewski, Anna Komerska, Jerzy Kwiatkowski, Agata Malak-Rawlikowska, Adam Wąs, Piotr Sulewski, Marlena Gołaś, Kinga Pogodzińska, Jean-Loup Lecoeur, Barbara Tocco, Áron Török, Michele Donati, Gunnar Vittersø
From SMARTCHAIN: No
Short description: Improving the eco-efficiency of food systems is one of the major global challenges faced by the modern world. Short food supply chains (SFSCs) are commonly regarded to be less harmful to the environment, among various reasons, due to their organizational distribution and thus the shortened physical distance between primary producers and final consumers. In this paper, we empirically test this hypothesis, by assessing and comparing the environmental impacts of short and long food supply chains.
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Box-scheme as alternative food network - the economic integration between consumers and producers

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative, Policy maker
Year: 2020
Author(s): Ronaldo Tavares de Souza
From SMARTCHAIN: No
Short description: As a growing option for small farmers, alternative food networks (AFN) have attracted the attention of researchers around the world. Nevertheless, not much focus is given to box-schemes as a format itself. The nomenclature is often associated with community-supported agriculture (CSA) and solidarity purchase groups (SPG), but many companies have reduced geographic and informational distances without demanding such a narrow relationship between collaborators. The aim of this article is to analyze the relationship between companies and their customers.
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Card payment in the farmer's market

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative
Year: 2020
Author(s): Kisléptékű Termékelőállítók és Szolgáltatók Országos Érdekképviseletének Egyesülete
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: The Hungarian Association for Small Scale Farmers created an interesting video on how a farmer market in Hungary operates implementing required social distancing and sanitation measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This farmer market includes a really interesting innovation, the possibility of paying by credit card, avoiding the cash payment. Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AChQDCGbVwo
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Consolidation of findings from the qualitative SFSC studies

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Industry & Retail, Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2020
Author(s): European Food Information Council
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: A summary of the findings from the qualitative studies on short food supply chains that were conducted within the SMARTCHAIN project.
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Deliverable 2.4. Report on the screening and pre-selection of technological and non-technological innovations

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2021
Author(s): Camille Aouinaït, Danilo Christen, Sebők, András, Szegedyné Fricz Ágnes, Varsányi Kinga, Parrag Viktória
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: Short food chains face several challenges in meeting the needs of consumers and in ensuring feasible operations for their chain members. The objective of the WP2 of the SMARTCHAIN project is to identify the typical needs of the short food supply chains (SFSCs) and the appropriate technological (TECI) and non-technological (NTI) innovations for improving the performance of short food supply chains and to identify and characterize their applicability. The objective of this task (Task T2.4) is to conduct a screening of the applicability and a pre-selection of technological and non-technological innovations.
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Deliverable 3.4. Social Innovation Assessment Template

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2021
Author(s): Annarita Antonelli, Damiano Petruzzela
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: The main objective in Deliverable D3.4 is to set up a tool useful to measure the level of social “innovativeness” of each of the 18 case studies of Smartchain project. The Social Innovation Assessment Template (SIAT) will include a self-assessment template, through which local actors in short food supply chains can improve their understanding of the local landscape and uncover their potential for social innovation (openness to new ideas, availability of resources, barriers to change and more). The SIAT will also include a set of indicators for measuring the level of “social innovativeness” within each specific case.
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Deliverable 3.5. Case studies' report on SIAT application

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2020
Author(s): CIHEAM Bari
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: The present report shows the results of the application SIAT – Social Innovation Assessment Template – to the 18 case studies of the Smartchain Project. The SIAT is a self-assessment template, through which local actors in short food supply chains can improve their understanding of the local landscape and uncover their potential for social innovation (openness to new ideas, availability of resources, barriers to change and more). The present report is divided into four sections: (1) an introduction in which there is a brief background of the SIAT tool and its linkage with the social innovation definition; (2) a section delving into the structure of the SIAT explaining the five dimensions that compose it (economic, environmental, socio-cultural, governance, influence); (3) a section dedicated to explaining how to read the single case study outputs with the results of the SIAT (16 case studies out of 18, have fully completed the self-assessment); (4) a final section composed by the SIAT outputs for each case study
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Deliverable 3.6. Comparative analysis report on SIAT application

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2021
Author(s): CIHEAM Bari
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: The present report shows the results of a comparative analysis among the 16 case studies of the SMARTCHAIN Project that applied SIAT – Social Innovation Assessment Template1. SIAT is a self-assessment template, through which local actors in short food supply chains can improve their understanding of the local landscape and uncover their potential for social innovation (openness to new ideas, availability of resources, barriers to change and more). The present report is divided into four sections: (1) an introduction in which there is a brief background of the SIAT tool and its linkage with the social innovation definition; (2) a section delving into the structure of the SIAT explaining the five dimensions that compose it (economic, environmental, socio-cultural, governance, influence); (3) a section explaining the methodology applied to conduct the comparative analysis and the tools used; (4) a final section with the key findings of the analysis.
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Deliverable 3.7. Short food supply chain's stakeholder requirement reports

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2021
Author(s): Annarita Antonelli, Lavinia Pastore, Gemma Cornuau, Eugenia Petropoulou, Irini Theodorakopoulou, Raquel Rodríguez, Izaskun Pérez, Alberto González, Eduardo Puértolas, Viktor Nedović and Mirjana Pešić, Bob Massar, Caspar Winkelmeyer, Javier Casado, Maurizio Canavari, Alessandra Castellini, Vilma Xhakollari, Katalin Kujáni, Danilo Christen, Camille Aouinaït
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: The present report presents the methodological approach followed to achieve Task 3.4 of WP3. The task concerns a co-creation action in order to identify a toolkit to assist stakeholders in SFSC to accelerate breakthrough ideas and create more social innovations along the chain. The challenge for this task is the identification of the true vision, objectives and desires of various stakeholders in each short food supply chain. Successively, tools and measures potentially devoted to improving the social innovation level of each organization in coherence with their mission and objectives will be identified.
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Deliverable 4.1. Report on consumer focus group discussions

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2020
Author(s): Betty Chang, Malou Reipurth, Camila Massri, Sophie Hieke (EUFIC), Eugenia Petropoulou, Theo Benos, Irini Theodorakopoulou, Constantine Iliopoulos (UOC), Verena Hüttl-Maack, Dennis Gawlik (UHOH), Katalin Kujáni, Ágnes Major (KIS), Adrienn Hegyi, Ágnes Szegedyné Fricz (CBHU), Camille Aouinaït (WBF), Elena Santa Cruz, Débora Campos, Begoña Alfaro (AZTI), Frank Janssen (NBC)
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: This report presents the results of 8 consumer focus groups that examine consumer attitudes, values, expectations and preferences in relation to food purchase and short food supply chains (SFSC). The focus groups were conducted in four EU countries (Germany, Greece, Hungary and Spain) with one urban and one rural focus group per country. Although most participants had positive perceptions of local food and agreed with many of the values SFSC represented, practical barriers prevented many from purchasing SFSC products on a regular basis. Convenience and price were prioritised when shopping for groceries. The main criteria for convenience are a proximal location and being able to purchase a wide range of produce in one place. Participants from Hungary were not willing to pay a higher price for SFSC products compared to food of a comparable quality from a longer chain. Food quality in terms of taste, freshness, and organic production were also taken into account, and there appears to be a greater focus on health rather than the environmental implications of organic production, although the environmental aspects are also appreciated. Some participants also like the idea of supporting their local community through purchasing from local producers and/retailers.
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Deliverable 4.2. Report on the stakeholder interviews

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2019
Author(s): Betty Chang, Camila Massri, Malou Reipurth, Sophie Hieke, Adrienn Hegyi, Katalin Kujáni, Ágnes Major, Ágnes Szegedyné Fricz, Kinga Varsányi, Verena Hüttl-Maack, Dennis Gawlik, Eugenia Petropoulou, Begoña Alfaro, Elena Santa Cruz, Camille Aouinaït, Zsuzsan Proos, Jasper Kuitems, Frank Janssen
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: This report presents the results of 32 expert stakeholder interviews that examine consumer attitudes, values, expectations and preferences in relation to short food supply chains (SFSC). The interviewees represented the views of consumers, producers, and other actors who work with or within SFSC (e.g., HoReCa, and certifiers) in six EU countries (DE, NL CH, HU, ES, EL), one EU region in Belgium (Ghent), and at the EU level. Consumers were generally perceived to be aware of the environmental impact of food production, although their awareness tended to be at the level of whole chain issues. There was little discussion of the social impact of food production from the point of view of consumers, suggesting that this aspect is underdeveloped. There were also regional differences, with consumers in northern European countries tending to have a greater understanding of environmental and social issues tied to food production than their southern counterparts.
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Deliverable 4.3. Consolidated report on the qualitative findings

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2020
Author(s): Betty Chang, Camila Massri, Malou Reipurth, Sophie Hieke (EUFIC), Verena Hüttl-Maack, Dennis Gawlik (UHOH), Adrienn Hegyi, Ágnes Szegedyné Fricz (CBHU), Katalin Kujáni, Ágnes Major, Kinga Varsányi (KIS), Eugenia Petropoulou, Theo Benos, Irini Theodorakopoulou (UOC), Begoña Alfaro, Elena Santa Cruz (AZTI), Camille Aouinaït (WBF), Frank Janssen (NBC)
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: This report presents the results of 32 expert stakeholder interviews and 8 consumer focus groups that examine consumer attitudes, values, expectations and preferences in relation to short food supply chains (SFSC). The interviews represented the perspective of consumers, producers, and other actors who work with or within SFSC (e.g., HoReCa, and certifiers) in six EU countries (DE, NL CH, HU, ES, EL), one EU region in Belgium (Ghent), and at the EU level. The focus groups represented the views of rural and urban consumers in DE, HU, ES, and EL.
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Deliverable 4.4. Report on the consumer online survey results

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2021
Author(s): Verena Hüttl-Maack, Dennis Gawlik, Eugenia Petropoulou, Theo Benos, Betty Chang, Camila Massri, Adrienn Hegyi, Ágnes Szegedyné Fricz, Viktória Szente, Katalin Kujáni, Ágnes Major, Elena Santa Cruz, Sonia García Muñoz, Camille Aouinaït, Marieke Lameris
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: For this study, a total of N = 2,020 EU citizens were surveyed online in the four target countries. The key findings showed that most consumers had a very positive attitude towards SFSCs. However, this was not reflected in everyone’s purchasing behaviour. The study also provides insights into the product categories that were predominantly purchased at SFSCs.
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Deliverable 6.1. Design and Building of SMARTCHAIN Interactive Platform

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2019
Author(s): Foteini Chrysanthopoulou, Katherine Flynn, Gunter Greil
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: This report outlines the development of a sustainable virtual environment, the SMARTCHAIN Interactive Platform, for knowledge transfer, innovation and cooperation for all the stakeholders of the Short Food Supply Chain (SFSC).
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Deliverable 6.2. Design of the inventory of innovations and related interactive tools

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2019
Author(s): Dušan Vudragović, Petar Jovanović, Antun Balaž
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: The focus of this deliverable, as defined in the project’s description of action, is to propose an initial architecture of the inventory of innovations and related interactive tools. This is done based on the demands identified during the project preparation stage, the requirements collected from actors and stakeholders at the multi-actor workshops, and currently available technology solutions. The inventory of innovations together with the SMARTCHAIN platform will collect all data generated within the project and create a virtual environment that will support the identification of key parameters that influence sustainable food production and rural development. The contents of this deliverable forms a basis for the development of the SMARTCHAIN platform, the inventory of innovations and related interactive tools.
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Deliverable 6.4. Implementation of the inventory of innovations, related interactive tools

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2020
Author(s): Dušan Vudragović, Petar Jovanović, Antun Balaž
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: The focus of this deliverable, as defined in the project’s Description of Action, is to present the implementation of the inventory of innovations and related interactive tools. Our implementation followed the functional requirements and the initial design of the system presented in the deliverable D6.2. The current document describes the development stage of the system and its components in the middle of the project lifetime (M18) and will be updated at the end of the project (M35).
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Deliverable 7.2. Inventory of reference exploitation models for short food supply chains

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2021
Author(s): F. Janssen, M. Smit-van Hal, M. Laméris (NBC); E. Puertolas, R. Rodriguez, I. Perez (AZTI)
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: First, the business models of 18 case studies of SMARTCHAIN are critically examined, to analyse how each SFSC applies ongoing innovation and how they create, deliver, and capture value, considering their particular context (economic, social, cultural) and the relation between farmers, food producers and consumers. Canvas methodology is used as a basis. The necessary data about the case studies were provided by WP 2-5. The following information and parameters were collected: infrastructure (key activities, key resources, partner network), product value (value proposition of the offered goods and related services), consumers/market (market segments, sales channels, consumer agri-food actors relationships), finances (cost structure, revenue streams), resources (economic, government support) and ongoing innovations (technological, non-technological and social).
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Deliverable 8.10. First batch of practice abstracts

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2020
Author(s): Francisco Javier Hebrard Casado (UHOH), Raquel Rodríguez (AZTI), Camille Aouinait (WBF), Eugenia Petropoulou (UoC), Mirjana Pesic (UoB), Foteini Chrysanthopoulou (IFA), Dániel Molnár (KIS), András Sebok (CBHU)
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: This document constitutes the deliverable “D8.10 First batch of practice abstracts” in the context of WP8 and has been compiled by the partner UHOH. The deliverable aimed to list the first resulting innovative knowledge and easy accessible end-user material from this SMARTCHAIN as a summary for practitioners in the EIP common format ("practice abstracts"). A total target number of 30 practice abstracts is foreseen for the project. 17 of them are included in this deliverable. In M36, a second batch with additional practice abstracts will be submitted as D8.11.
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Deliverable 8.2. Project website is established

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2019
Author(s): Francisco Javier Casado Hebrard
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: This document constitutes the deliverable “D8.2 Project website is established” in the context of Task 8.2 “Development of project identity for SMARTCHAIN and project website” (M1-M4) and has been compiled, reviewed and edited by partner UHOH.
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Deliverable 8.6. Output-focused national learning workshops (i)

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2021
Author(s): Branwen Miles
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: This document consists of Task 8.4, organisation of the 1st round of multi-actor national workshops within Work Package 8 (Dissemination, Communication and Exploitation) and will produce the 1st round of output focused workshops for Deliverable 8.6. The main purpose of the 1st round of workshops was to inform and coach the case studies involved in the project; bringing them up to date with the latest results of the project and to receive feedback on how the project is progressing. This is a live document and will be updated with the results of the 2nd round of workshops in 2021.
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Food supply during the economic and social situation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative, Industry & Retail, Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2020
Author(s): Katalin Kujani, Andrea Szabadkai, Viktória Nagy, Agnes Major
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: The epidemic threat of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) caused new hygiene and health regulations by the mid of March in 2020 (date of the article 25th of March). This brought a change in the balance of food supply and demand in Hungary too. A short analysis presenting how local supply systems can work in the COVID crisis and make food supply more efficient. The aim is to grant local Hungarian consumers fresh, good quality Hungarian products, and to help the producers and other members of the local food chain to be able to survive the economic recession.
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Food-related consumer behaviours

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2019
Author(s): Betty Chang, Malou Reipurth, Camila Massri
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: Insights on consumer perception of Short Food Supply Chains collected from the SMARTCHAIN case studies
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Fostering Social Innovation in Short Food Supply Chains

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative, Policy maker
Year: 2020
Author(s): Eugenia Petropoulou, Constantine Iliopoulos, Irini Theodorakopoulou, Theo Benos
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: Fostering Social Innovation in SFSCs: Operational definition of Social Innovation, key drivers and best practices.
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Increasing the sales of products from SFSC

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative, Industry & Retail, Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2019
Author(s): Betty Chang
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: Take a look at the English one-pager for information on how you can contribute to Increasing Sales of SFSC products. The Justify the Price heading tells how to communicate the value of SFSC to consumers.
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Italian Social Farming: the Network of Coldiretti and Campagna Amica

Stakeholder type: Farmer & Cooperative
Year: 2020
Author(s): Roberta Moruzzo, Francesco Riccioli, Angela Galasso, Carmelo Troccoli, Salomon Espinosa Diaz, Francesco Di Iacovo
From SMARTCHAIN: No
Short description: For the last ten years, Social farming (SF) has become an innovative practice able to connect multifunctional agriculture and novel social services for urban and rural areas in Italy and the EU. By looking at the experience from Italy, it is possible to note that SF has not developed homogeneously along the national territory. This paper provides a further contribution to the knowledge on this type of activity and opens the way to deeper considerations on the topic.
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Measuring the Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability of Short Food Supply Chains

Stakeholder type: Technology provider
Year: 2019
Author(s): Agata Malak-Rawlikowska, Edward Majewski, Adam W, Svein Ole Borgen, Peter Csillag, Michele Donati, Richard Freeman, Viet Hoàng, Jean-Loup Lecoeur, Maria Cecilia Mancini, An Nguyen, Monia Saïdi, Barbara Tocco, Áron Török, Mario Veneziani, Gunnar Vittersø and Pierre Wavresky
From SMARTCHAIN: No
Short description: Using a cross-sectional quantitative approach, this study assesses the sustainability of distribution channels in short and long food supply chains based on 208 food producers across seven countries: France, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam.
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Perspectives from CO+RE: How COVID-19 changed our food systems and food security paradigms

Stakeholder type: Industry & Retail, Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2020
Author(s): Serafim Bakalis, Vasilis P. Valdramidis, Dimitrios Argyropoulos, Lilia Ahrne, Jianshe Chen, P.J. Cullen, Enda Cummins, Ashim K. Datta, Christos Emmanouilidis, Tim Foster, Peter J. Fryer, Ourania Gouseti, Almudena Hospido, Kai Knoerzer, Alain LeBail, Alejandro G. Marangoni, Pingfan Rao, Oliver K. Schlüter, Petros Taoukis, Epameinondas Xanthakis, Jan F.M. Van Impe
From SMARTCHAIN: No
Short description: This commentary aims to present a reflection from the past, considering the present situation of COVID-19 to provide thoughts on the actions needed to ensure resilient food systems.
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Problems, barriers & needs of the short food supply chains

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative, Industry & Retail, Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2020
Author(s): Andras Sebok, Agnes Szegedyne Fricz, Kinga Varsanyi
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: A summary of the explicit and hidden SFSC problems, barriers and needs of all the identified stakeholders within the SMARTCHAIN project.
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RAGIONANDO DI SVILUPPO LOCALE: UNA LETTURA "NUOVA" DI TEMATICHE "ANTICHE"

Stakeholder type: Industry & Retail, Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2020
Author(s): Francesco Contò, Mariantonietta Fiore
From SMARTCHAIN: No
Short description: Il presente manuale è una raccolta collettanea di contributi che presentano una nuova chiave di lettura dello sviluppo locale, declinando in prospettiva scientifico-divulgativa “nuove” teorie e tematiche classiche che hanno costituito da sempre lo schema di ciò che normalmente viene identificato sviluppo locale. Vi è, quindi, una multiformità di tematiche che potrebbero, a primo impatto, apparire eterogenee e distanti dagli obiettivi di sviluppo: come il tema della salute e della sanità. Il Covid-19 ha confermato, però, che immaginare oggi uno sviluppo locale a prescindere dalle tematiche sanitarie di un territorio rappresenta sicuramente un’assurdità. Ma nelle vecchie teorie dello sviluppo locale questa tematica non è riscontrabile. Questa declinazione dello sviluppo locale è inserita all’interno della nuova vision della cosiddetta “Economia di Francesco” che è il chiaro riferimento all’evoluzione dell’economia civile di A. Genovesi arricchita dalle suggestioni francescane e benedettine compendiate nella “Laudato Sii” di San Francesco e nella “Regola” di San Benedetto. L’occasione di questo manuale è data dalla presentazione degli atti del progetto SKIN (Short supply chain Knowledge and Innovation Network, finanziato nell’ambito del programma Horizon 2020) che ha avuto come Lead Partner l’Università di Foggia (Dipartimento di Economia) e si è appena concluso dando alla luce un’importante rete tematica europea sulla filiera corta.
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Resilience and Digitalization in Short Food Supply Chains: A Case Study Approach

Stakeholder type: Policy maker
Year: 2021
Author(s): Rosario Michel-Villarreal, Eliseo Luis Vilalta-Perdomo, Maurizio Canavari, and Martin Hingley
From SMARTCHAIN: No
Short description: The interest in short food supply chains (SFSCs) has grown significantly in the last decade, notably in respect of their potential role to achieve more sustainable food chains. However, a major barrier to achieving sustainable supply chains is the uncertainty associated with supply chain activities. Therefore, this paper aims to explore the different resilience capabilities that SFSCs possess and the potential role of digital technologies as enablers of SFSCs’ resilience.
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Short Food Supply Chains and Their Contributions to Sustainability: Participants’ Views and Perceptions from 12 European Cases

Stakeholder type: Technology provider
Year: 2019
Author(s): Gunnar Vittersø, Hanne Torjusen, Kirsi Laitala, Barbara Tocco, Beatrice Biasini, Peter Csillag, Matthieu Duboys de Labarre, Jean-Loup Lecoeur, Agnieszka Maj, Edward Majewski, Agata Malak-Rawlikowska, Davide Menozzi, Áron Török and Pierre Wavresky
From SMARTCHAIN: No
Short description: This study explores the role of different types of SFSCs and their contribution to sustainability through participants’ (consumers, retailers and producers) views and perceptions.
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Short Food Supply Chains for promoting local food on local markets

Stakeholder type: Farmer & Cooperative, Policy maker
Year: 2020
Author(s): Giovanni Belletti, Andrea Marescotti, Fabio Russo, Nuria Ackermann, Ebe Muschialli, Sabrina Arcuri
From SMARTCHAIN: No
Short description: The aim of this paper is to give an insight over the main typologies of SFSCs initiatives, and to discuss their potential benefits and drawbacks. The ultimate goal is to raise consciousness on the potential of SFSCs initiatives for achieving local development, better market access to smallholders, and higher food quality to consumers, and to discuss how these initiatives may be developed in a sustainable way.
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Short Food Supply Chains: Reconnecting Producers and Consumers

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative
Year: 2021
Author(s): EUFIC, SMARTCHAIN, Strength2Food
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: Recent developments in the food market show a renaissance of traditional, direct ways of delivering food, coupled with an emergence of more innovative types of distribution systems which provide direct links between producers and consumers. These numerous types of short food distribution channels, commonly named short food supply chains, now coexist with longer, more ‘conventional’ channels of (mass) food distribution.
Weblink: Open

Short food supply chains – a growing movement. The case study of the Viseu Dão Lafões Region

Stakeholder type: Policy maker
Year: 2020
Author(s): Maria Lúcia Pato
From SMARTCHAIN: No
Short description: In spite of the increasing attention being paid to short food supply chains (SFSCs), research in the area is still scarce, particularly in Portugal. Thus, based on a case study in Viseu Dão Lafões Region (VDLR), we intend to identify and discuss (emphasizing potentialities and constraints) the movement of SFSCs in the region. This case study is based on document analysis and interviews with agri-food baskets’ promotors.
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Smart solutions in short food supply chains

Stakeholder type: Policy maker
Year: 2021
Author(s): Hanna Schebesta
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: How do we achieve a food system that is sustainable and social and offers the highest quality food? Short food supply chains are often considered part of the answer to that question. They stand for increased transparency, trust, equity, and growth within the food supply system, and are therefore often regarded as catalysts for a new sustainable and future-proof food system. Read more at the weblink.
Weblink: Open

SMARTchain TALKS - Impact of COVID-19 on short food supply chains

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative
Year: 2020
Author(s): Eugenia Petropoulou, Pavlina Paradomenaki
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: SMARTCHAIN Project partners Eugenia Petropoulou (University fo Crete, UOC, WP3 - Social Innovation & Greek hub manager) and Pavlina Paradomenaki (GAIA, Greek case study) talk about the impact of COVID-19 on short food supply chains in Crete and lessons learnt.
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Strategic Guide for Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs)

Stakeholder type: Farmer & Cooperative, Industry & Retail, Policy maker
Year: 2021
Author(s): Gunnar Vittersø, Svein Ole Borgen, Edward Majewski, Agata Malak-Rawlikowska, Barbara Tocco
From SMARTCHAIN: No
Short description: To help practitioners achieve tangible benefits and move toward more sustainable strategies, this guide provides evidence-based insights on good practices and recommendations to strengthen SFSCs according to the three pillars of sustainability. This guide is specifically aimed at practitioners who are working with the sale and distribution of food in SFSCs, as well as policy makers and public authorities shaping the institutional framework for these initiatives. It focuses on two main questions: (i) to what extent, and in what ways, do SFSCs contribute to sustainability? (ii) how can practitioners and policy makers strengthen the sustainability of SFSCs? Addressing these questions through our research-informed insights provides an opportunity to reflect on the potential of SFSCs and learn from existing good practices.
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Sustainable Food Supply Chains: Is Shortening the Answer? A Literature Review for a Research and Innovation Agenda

Stakeholder type: Industry & Retail, Policy maker
Year: 2020
Author(s): Yuna Chiffoleau, Tara Dourian
From SMARTCHAIN: No
Short description: Short food supply chains (SFSCs) are increasingly garnering attention in food systems research, owing to their rising popularity among consumers, producers and policy-makers in the last few decades. Written with the aim to identify research gaps for the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme, this literature review provides a state of play of the definition and characterisation of SFSCs, and of their sustainability.
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The benefits and sustainability of short food supply chains

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative
Year: 2021
Author(s):
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: More direct models of food distribution and consumption known as Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) are attracting interest for their potential to bring about social, economic and environmental benefits in comparison to more conventional practices. SFSCs may indeed offer mutual benefits to both farmers and consumers, help deliver a more sustainable food system while addressing some of the most pressing environmental challenges and social issues. They might act as model to increase transparency, trust, equity and growth throughout the agri-food chain, and contribute to an improved competitiveness and overall sustainability of the European agri-food system. More info at weblink.
Weblink: Open

The Multiplier Effects of Food Relocalization: A Systematic Review

Stakeholder type: Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2020
Author(s): Zsófia Benedek, Imre Fertő, Viktória Szente
From SMARTCHAIN: No
Short description: The purchase of local food is often argued to stimulate local economies through multiplier effects; this argument is questioned in this paper.
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Tips-Farmer's market

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative
Year: 2020
Author(s): Kisléptékű Termékelőállítók és Szolgáltatók Országos Érdekképviseletének Egyesülete
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: Tips for farmers and consumers in a farmer market
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Tips-Farmer's shops

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative
Year: 2020
Author(s): Kisléptékű Termékelőállítók és Szolgáltatók Országos Érdekképviseletének Egyesülete
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: Tips for farmers and consumers in farmer shops
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Tips-Pick up points

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative
Year: 2020
Author(s): Kisléptékű Termékelőállítók és Szolgáltatók Országos Érdekképviseletének Egyesülete
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: Tips for farmers and consumers in pick-up points
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Tips-Pick up your own

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative
Year: 2020
Author(s): Kisléptékű Termékelőállítók és Szolgáltatók Országos Érdekképviseletének Egyesülete
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: Tips for farmers and consumers in picking fresh produce
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Tips-Rural host service

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative
Year: 2020
Author(s): Kisléptékű Termékelőállítók és Szolgáltatók Országos Érdekképviseletének Egyesülete
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: Tips for farmers and consumers in a rural host service
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Towards innovation-driven and smart solutions in short food supply chains

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative, Industry & Retail, Policy maker, Technology provider
Year: 2020
Author(s): Susanne Braun, Javier Casado Hebrard, Dimitrios Argyropoulos
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: The agri-food industry is of particular strategic interest in Europe, being essential for rural development as it provides jobs and incomes in many remote regions. However, a more sustainable and competitive European agri-food industry is urgently needed, addressing its impacts on the environment, health and climate. A major transformation of the whole sector is required to respond to these challenges, with important changes in both production and consumption of agricultural products.
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Transformation Trends in Food Logistics for short food supply chains - What is new?

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Policy maker
Year: 2019
Author(s): Martin Collison, Tom Collison, Irina Myroniuk, Nadiya Boyko, Giustina Pellegrini
From SMARTCHAIN: No
Short description: The way in which food reaches consumers is a high profile component of the food chain's Greenhouse Gas (GHGs) emissions, but is changing rapidly as technology facilitates online and new targeted logistic solutions which deliver directly to the consumer's home, workplace or other convenient locations.
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What are the benefits of short food supply chains?

Stakeholder type: Consumer, Farmer & Cooperative, Industry & Retail
Year: 2021
Author(s): EUFIC
From SMARTCHAIN: Yes
Short description: An infographic based on the results of the SMARTCHAIN and Strength2Food projects regarding the social, economic and environmental benefits of the Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs).
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