The future of the economy is in the relations between society and the environment. The intermediary between these extremities is food, a place of trust where producers and society must meet.
Short Food Supply Chains are characterized by maximum one intermediary between producer and consumer
SFSCs may be characterised by very different forms:
- Direct selling via farmers’ shops
- Farmers’ markets
- Public procurement
- Contract production for processors, retailers, restaurants and food service providers
All together, the SFSCs forms aim at reducing the distance between producers and society, connecting them through relationships in which mutual trust is crucial. From a citizens' point of view, SFSCs transfer more complete information about the origin of the food and, for producers, SFSCs retain a higher share of added value.
SKIN supports the creation of a close connection between consumers and producer, aimed at building a community of relations for the economy of the future and at improving the primary production’s linkages to the supply chain.