Short chains empower
producers and consumers
Short food supply chains (SFSC) are a mean for both producers and consumers to gain better positions in the value chain, improving trust, transparency, food quality and safety. The EU-funded EU4Advice project aims to bolster SFSC-related advisory services to chain actors, to help them make their practices more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable, connecting SFSC-advisors from the 27 member States in a common network, integrating SFSC-related advisory services, tools and contents into national Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS), and improving AKIS governance.
A network of 4 Living Labs to test innovative governance models, involving advisors, researchers, policy-makers, farmers and consumers.
Effective capacity building of SFSC actors through fluent knowledge transfer.
Boost the role of advisors as catalysers of the knowledge flow from research to practice.
Effective integration of SFSC advisors into national AKIS.