Recommendations on how to operate different types of Short Food Supply Chains during the COVID-19 pandemic

Our Hungarian SMARTCHAIN partner KIS has developed a series of recommendations and tips on how to safely operate different types of Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Below you can find the corresponding tips by clicking on the different types of SFSCs: Farmers’ market Farmers’ shops Pick-up points Rural host services…

Coronavirus global response of the European Union

The European Union and its partners launched a coronavirus global response effort on 4 May. The aim of the conference is to raise €7.5bn to develop diagnostics, treatments and vaccines and deploy them to every corner of the world at an affordable price. Key messages: To fight the coronavirus, the world urgently needs effective and…

SMARTCHAIN Inventories: Where to find the good ideas for short food supply chains

SMARTCHAIN project has developed two inventories regarding SFSCs: (1) an inventory of 50+ successful SFSC initiatives throughout Europe, and (2) a database of 130+ innovations in SFSCs including photos, descriptions, and instruction for use of the innovations. Both inventories are available in the SMARTCHAIN Innovation Platform (https://www.smartchain-platform.eu/en/inventories-intro) for all SFSC stakeholders (e.g. consumers, farmers &…

Short food supply chains foster the emergency of “food democracy”

Researchers of the University of Córdoba (Spain, http://www.uco.es/internacional/extranjeros/en/) have analysed the governance processes of short food supply chains in order to determine their wider impact on people’s vulnerability to food system crises. This study, led by University of Cordoba researcher, Liliana Reina Usuga, with Professor Tomás de Haro from the College of Agricultural and Forestry…

SMARTCHAIN in the EIP-AGRI project database

The first batch of SMARTCHAIN innovative knowledge (best practices, practical innovative solutions, recommendations) following the EIP common format (“Practice Abstracts”) is already available for farmers, practitioners and other stakeholders in the EIP-AGRI project database (https://ec.europa.eu/eip/agriculture/en/find-connect/projects/smartchain-towards-innovation-driven-and-smart). A total of 17 “Practice Abstracts” summarising innovative knowledge results and easy accessible end-user material from the project have been…

SMARTCHAIN WP leaders meeting in Athens

On the 3rd and 4th of March 2020, a SMARTCHAIN WP leaders meeting has taken place in Athens, hosted by the University of Crete (WP3 leader). During this two-day meeting, all WP leaders had the chance to present the progress, the results, and the future activities within their corresponding WPs. Additionally, all participants had a…