Open European Multi-stakeholder workshop

Open European Multi-stakeholder workshop

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The SMARTCHAIN consortium is proud to present the main results and findings from this multi-actor project funded by the European Union.

About this event

Practitioners, researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders will have the chance to learn about the project’s outcomes and its impacts. The final event conference presents a great opportunity to find out more on how to improve current policies and practices on Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs).

SMARTCHAIN performed a thorough analysis of different types of SFSCs (on-farm direct sales, farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture, cooperatives, etc.), identifying the key parameters that influence sustainable food production and rural development in the different EU regions. This analysis of 18 representative case studies from 9 countries helped us to understand the different factors (technological, regulatory, social, economic, and environmental) that play a role in the success of SFSCs. Based on these results, concrete policy and business recommendations have been developed. Additionally, consumer perceptions and attitudes to SFSCs have been examined to promote greater acceptance of this type of supply chain.

Please find below the link to join the ZOOM event:

ID: 874 2653 7940

Access password: 6Zys6n


9:00-9:05 Welcome (Susanne Braun, University of Hohenheim)

9:05-9:15 EU policy and R&I on sustainable food value chains (Natalia Brzezina, DG AGRI)

9:15-9:25 Overall monitoring of SMARTCHAIN’s implementation (Ivana Oceano, European Research Executive Agency (REA))

9:25-9:40 SMARTCHAIN: an overview (F° Javier Casado, University of Hohenheim)

9:40-10:30 SMARTCHAIN: main results & recommendations (Part I)

  1. Tech & non-tech. innovations (András Sebök, Campden)
  2. Social innovations (Eugenia Petropoulou, University of Crete & Annarita Antonelli, IAMB)
  3. Food-related consumer behaviors (Verena Hüttl-Maack, University of Hohenheim)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:35 SMARTCHAIN: main results & recommendations (Part II)

  1. Integrative sustainability assessment (Jens Lansche, Agroscope, Laura Iten, Agroscope, Pauline Audoye, CTCPA, Ane Ugena Ispizua, AZTI & Louise Mehauden, Innogestiona Ambiental)
  2. Innovation Platform (Katherine Flynn, IFA) & Short Food Supply EU Community (Mark Frederiks, AMPED)
  3. Business recommendations (Eduardo Puertolas, AZTI, Marieke Lameris, NBC & Katia De Luca, LCP)

11:35-12:20 SMARTCHAIN: policy recommendations (Silvana Nicola, University of Torino)

12:20-12:35 SMARTCHAIN: impact & roadmap (Louise Mehauden, Innogestiona Ambiental)

12:35-12:45 Closing remarks (Susanne Braun, University of Hohenheim)

Please be aware that this online event will be recorded for dissemination purposes. Your name, image and voice may be part of that recording.

By attending this online event, you give permission to the SMARTCHAIN consortium to use the recording for any future dissemination purposes.

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