Short food supply chains in Europe’s south

The concept of short food supply chains (SFSC) was introduced in the 2014-2020 CAP and has seen a rise in the last years. [Sarantis Michalopoulos]

The concept of short food supply chains (SFSC), where intermediaries between farmers and consumers are removed, was introduced in the 2014-2020 CAP and has risen in recent years.

According to a study carried out by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), in 2015, 15% of farmers sold half of their products through these short food supply chains.

In southern European countries, advocates suggest that short food supply chains have a multidimensional role to play particularly thanks to the high-quality products of the region.

In this Special Report, EURACTIV.com will focus on the role of SFSC in enhancing agrotourism and providing consumers with healthy and fresh food products.

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