Short Food Chain

Building a new community of relations

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.



Short supply chain knowledge and innovation network

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