Short food supply chains (SFSC) and local markets, where farmers sell their produce directly to consumers or with a minimum of intermediaries, are flourishing in in rural and urban areas of all EU countries and technology providers have multiple opportunities for cooperation and co-design of new innovation processes.
Policy Makers participate in the SMARTCHAIN project in the following ways:
Take advantage of the Innovation Inventory to find and contribute to an exhaustive database of all practical solutions to problems facing farmers and other short food supply chain practitioners.
An online collaborative area will be open to farmers, researchers, innovation brokers, companies willing to find suitable partners for new initiatives.
Attend workshops at the national and/or European level in which farmers, food SMEs and consumer associations define the requirements of a SFSC that meets their needs.
Find more information through one of the 18 case studies of Short Food Supply Chains with remarkable social, economic and/or ecological impact.