The future of the economy is in the relations and circularity among farmers, society and the environment

In view of fostering economically viable and sustainable agriculture and forestry, it is essential to close the research and innovation divide and to act at EU level. SKIN main objective is to improve the two-directional flow of knowledge between research and practices, promoting demand-driven innovations and knowledge-based agriculture.


Understanding the needs and priorities of practitioners and short food supply chain actors is the first step to make food closer to society. Cross-fertilisation of ideas will glue local best practices together and bring this connection at european scale.


The adoption of a multi-actor approach, involving key players beyond primary agrifood actors, such as, policy makers, regulatory settings, research but also tourism, schools, territorial associations, environmental organisation and citizens, will support the co-creation of an innovative pathway aiming at supporting the development of short food supply chains, being not only an economic sector but also a new way to care about nature, food and local environment.


Short supply chain knowledge and innovation network

COREnet: Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or REA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them

SKIN: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement N.728055