The Multiplier Effects of Food Relocalization: A Systematic Review

A very interesting article regarding the relocalisation of food has been recently published. Different sources indicate that the purchase of local food stimulates local economies through multiplier effects. In order to facilitate evidence-based policymaking, this publication presents a systematic review carried out by the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies and the Institute of Marketing…

SMARTCHAIN in the annual meeting for Consultants in the area of Direct Marketing in Germany (23.06.2020)

In the frame of the online annual meeting for Consultants in the area of Direct Marketing (23.06.2020) organised by FiBL Akademie, in collaboration with the SMARTCHAIN partner CALS, Caspar Winkelmeyer (SMARTCHAIN Hub Manager in Germany) has presented an overview of the SMARTCHAIN project, including the concept, the main objectives, the consortium, the working structure, and…

UNIDO guide on Short Food Supply Chains

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) just released its guide on Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs). The new UNIDO publication, titled “Short Food Supply Chains for promoting Local Food on Local Markets”, by Giovanni Belletti and Andrea Marescotti, gives an insight over the main typologies of SFSCs initiatives and discusses their potential benefits and…

Fostering Social Innovation in Short Food Supply Chains

Based on the results produced within SMARTCHAIN WP3 “Social Innovations” (led by the University of Crete), in this leaflet found here, you can find an operational definition of Social Innovation in SFSCs, as well as key drivers and relevant best practices on this topic. This document also highlights the importance of Social Innovation in the…

Scotland goes Local2Local

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…