Food and Drink Supply Chains

‘Food and Drink Supply Chains’ is one of the sub-themes of the ENRD thematic work on ‘Smart and Competitive Rural Areas’. It relates directly to Priority 3 of EU Rural Development policy on “promoting food chain organisation, including processing and marketing of agricultural products, animal welfare and risk management in agriculture”.

Key topics covered within this sub-theme were:

  • Adding value along the supply chain;
  • Retaining added value in rural areas;
  • Expanding rural markets and the creation of ‘rural destinations’;
  • Food policies and access to urban markets;
  • Access to the market for public food;
  • Smart specialisation approaches.

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