Kislépték Association focuses on small-scale farmers and producers by providing support service for them and representing their interests as in average extension services mainly focus on industrial actors but not on the actors of the Short Food Supply Chains (SFSC) who are the smallest ones. Their main barrier which holds them back from developing is the challenge of receiving appropriate and up-to-date knowledge on every step of the value chain, including production, small scale processing, labeling, logistics, alternative sales channels, marketing and communication.
Thus, Kislépték’s and its Living Lab’s most important task is to provide knowledge, information and capacity building for small scale producers in order to address their specific challenges, often tightly bound to regularoty and legislative questions. In Hungary, a Living Lab will be established in Szombathely, within the region of Western Transdanubia. This LL will focus on establishing an SFSC-focused knowledge platform and mentorship network for SFSC actors.