In the frame of the 14th International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks, Dr. András SEBŐK from CBHU presented the first results of the analysis of needs of the short food supply chains (SFSCs). Based on the analysis of 18 Case studies involved in the SMARTCHAIN project and systematic literature review the needs of SFSCs and more than 100 technological and non-technological innovations have been collected. The Inventory of innovations will be available on the SMARTCHAIN Innovation Platform (https://www.smartchain-platform.eu/en).
The following recommendations have been made on the basis of the analysis:
• Systematic review of the operation of the SFSCs by a value chain management concept
• Identification of the value proposition of each SFSCs → value for money, differentiation
• Innovations described in the inventory can be used for improving the performance, in particular:
− marketing concepts
− product development support tools
− techniques to enhance collaboration of chain members
− business concept
• Systematic application of digital solutions.