In May of 2019, the Scottish Rural Youth Project’s innovation safari in the Netherlands included a visit to SMARTCHAIN Dutch Hub Amped. Amped’s GAIN transition model (developed within the SMARTCHAIN project) was instrumental in quickly identifying shared challenges, opportunities and sustainable ambitions.
The participating delegation of Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd (SAOS) followed up for consultation sessions at Amped in July. SAOS and partners embraced the stepping stones and committed to applying GAIN.
In early February of this year, Amped traveled to Edinburgh to meet and engage with the SAOS team, explore GAIN and Local2Local, and have an exploratory strategy session with Scottish Government and food industry leaders. The Scottish partners are keen to move forward and roll out the Scottish-Dutch collaboration.
A report with further information on AMPED’s visit to Scotland and the meetings with the Scots in the Netherlands can be found here.