Sustainable Food Supply Chains: Is Shortening the Answer? A Literature Review for a Research and Innovation Agenda

INRAE just published a very interesting paper regarding Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) and their increasing attention in food systems research. This literature review aims to identify research gaps for the Horizon Europe research and other innovation programmes, providing a state of play of the definition and characterisation of SFSCs, and of their sustainability. This…

Belgrade Food Show 2020 & SMARTCHAIN

This year, despite the global crisis, the food industry has not stopped, while its representatives demonstrated responsibility and flexibility. The same goes for the Belgrade Food Show, which will be held online (23-25 November 2020). But because of its unique value for Serbian and regional producers, Belgrade Food Show 2020 (BFS2020) will not be just…

New animated EIP-AGRI video on Focus Groups

The EIP-AGRI has run over 40 Focus Groups on a wide variety of topics. A new animated video has been created to inform how the Focus Groups link research and practice, how they have tackled agricultural challenges and how the whole agricultural community can benefit from their results. Watch the EIP-AGRI animated video here  

SMARTCHAIN in the 7th edition of the Project Repository Journal

The University of Hohenheim, SMARTCHAIN project coordinator, in collaboration with EUFIC, SMARTCHAIN WP4 leader and also partner actively involved in the SMARTCHAIN Communication & Dissemination actions, has prepared an article for the Project Repository Journal. After two running years, this article presents an overview of the general information of SMARTCHAIN, how the project is supporting…

First SMARTCHAIN multi-stakeholder workshop in Hungary

SMARTCHAIN project is generating concrete actions for knowledge transfer through the organisation of 18 national multi-stakeholder workshops in France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The first round of workshops, that is aimed at an internal audience of stakeholders involved in the 18 SMARTCHAIN case studies, is being organised this autumn,…

SMARTCHAIN Innovation Platform: New searchable databases

The SMARTCHAIN Innovation Platform is continuously being updated with relevant information and new tools for our target groups (e.g. farmers, SME industry, policymakers). In addition to the Innovation Inventory (150+ innovative solutions for SFSCs) and the Initiative Inventory (50+ successful SFSC initiatives throughout Europe), a new “Resources” tab has recently been incorporated including two searchable…

EAAE Webinar 4: Improving the functioning of EU agri-food supply chains to the benefit of small-scale producers

On the 4th of November 2020, the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) is organising an interesting Webinar: “Improving the functioning of EU agri-food supply chains to the benefit of small-scale producers”. Below you can find additional information: Date:               November 4, 2020 Time:              16.00-17.30 (GMT+1) Organiser:     Liesbeth Dries Small-scale farms make up the majority…