Case Study: Think Local - Short Supply Chain development

The Think Local development programme focuses on developing collaboration in short supply chain, by bringing together existing initiatives on farmers’ markets, farm retail, food tourism, regional food and drink networks and in developing added value for rural producers.

Project summary: 

This methodological case study explores the ‘Think Local’ programme in Scotland, UK, in its collaborative approach to short supply chains, including farmers’ markets, farm retail, food tourism, and regional food and drink networks, to add value for rural producers.

Project results: 

As of September 2014, funding of £500k had been distributed to over 60 applicants. 13 new or revived food networks had been supported, and over 10 new businesses had been supported in developments.