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

Are Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) more environmentally sustainable than long chains? This hypothesis has been tested by the H2020 Strength2Food project in its latest published paper. This interesting article is a useful contribution to the discussion on the benefits vs limitations of SFSCs and, more importantly, aspects that need to be considered in promoting…

Help improve your future in agriculture/forestry by taking a short survey!

Dear agriculture & forestry professionals, Do you believe that making key information and knowledge about the latest innovations in agriculture / forestry more easily findable and accessible could benefit you, or others you know working in these sectors? If so, then we are excited to tell you about the EUREKA project, and we would be very grateful for a few minutes of your time to help us…

SMARTCHAIN 2nd annual consortium meeting

On the last 8th of September it took place the second annual consortium meeting of the SMARTCHAIN project. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was held as a virtual event with more than 80 participants. The whole consortium (43 partners from 11 countries) met to discuss the progress of the project, all the…

From Farm to Fork: Moving to short food chains

The European Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy represents an important opportunity to profoundly re-design our food systems, for example, exploring the possibilities of promoting Short Food Supply Chain routes ensuring healthy food, social equality and a more sustainable food production. Visit Aleksandra Jovanovic’s (SIRIUS project) blog to know more about the newly released F2F Strategy…

SMARTCHAIN in Red Rural Nacional (Spanish)

Raquel Rodríguez from AZTI (SMARTCHAIN WP7 leader & Spanish hub manager) has talked to Red Rural Nacional about the SMARTCHAIN project, the essential role of short food supply chains and local producers in the COVID-19 pandemic and the two Spanish case studies (Lantegi Batuak and la trufa de Álava) involved in the project. This publication…

SMARTCHAIN innovation inventory

The SMARTCHAIN innovation platform has a growing database of technological and non-technological innovations in Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs). Currently, this innovation inventory counts with around 150 applicable innovations. Descriptions and photos of the innovations include instructions for use and potential end users. Links to relevant documents and websites are included as well as contact…