SMARTCHAIN (Smart Solutions in Short Food Supply Chains (smartchain-h2020.eu) is an ambitious, 3 years project with 43 partners from 11 European countries including key stakeholders from the domain of short food supply chain as actors in the project.

The main objective is to foster and accelerate the shift towards collaborative short food supply chains and, through concrete actions and recommendations, to introduce new robust business models and innovative practical solutions that enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the European agri-food system.

But, what do we mean by “short food supply chains”? We understand the idea of Short food supply chain as the reduction of the distance between producer and consumer, with the aim to improve the transparency, efficiency and sustainability of food supply chains, reducing the number of intermediaries and empowering the producer position within the value chain.

But, what do we mean by “short food supply chains”? We understand the idea of Short food supply chain as the reduction of the distance between producer and consumer, with the aim to improve the transparency, efficiency and sustainability of food supply chains, reducing the number of intermediaries and empowering the producer position within the value chain.

SMARTCHAIN conducts a “bottom up” participatory research, among which is the conducting of a survey to find out to find out the main internal and external positive and negative factors influencing short food supply chains’ development, in order to know where and how to act to facilitate them.

The questionnaire is aimed at all types of stakeholders involved, somehow or other, in these circuits (producers, cooperatives, wholesalers, consumer groups, experts, politicians, consumers…)

So, we ask you for 5 minutes of your time to complete this short questionnaire (available in 9 languages). Your knowledge and experience will provide us precious information about food supply chains driving forces.

Thank you very much!

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