Publications

Total results: 12.

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.

This issue focuses on opportunities for “improving competitiveness of primary producers by better integrating them into the agri-food chain” – one of the Focus Areas of EU Rural Development policy.

The publication provides an overview of the various means for adding value in food and drink supply chains. It goes on to explore major market opportunities for rural producers in terms of: increasing the rural market; improving access to urban markets; and accessing the market for public food.

The publication stresses the importance of targeted strategies for supporting smarter supply chains using effective links with research and the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs).

This is the main report of the thematic ENRD Seminar on 'Smart and Competitive Supply Chains'.
It explores ways of connecting the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) to food and drink supply chains and overviews relevant RDP tools. It covers topics such as market access, public food markets, adding value, cooperation and food policy.
This is the main report of the third meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group on 'Smart and Competitive Rural Areas'.
It highlights the differing approaches to supporting supply chains both nationally and regionally, including a consideration of smart specialisation strategies.

This case study explores ways of supporting the development of smart and competitive supply chains in the Basque Country, Spain, including the implementation of relevant Rural Development Programme (RDP) Measures.

This case study explores Estonia’s programming in support of smart and competitive supply chains, including the implementation of relevant Rural Development Programme (RDP) Measures and the 'Estonia Food 2015-2020' initiative.

This case study explores Ireland’s programming in support of smart and competitive supply chains, including the implementation of relevant Rural Development Programme (RDP) Measures and the 'FoodWise 2025' initiative.

This case study explores the Scottish government's programming in support of smart and competitive supply chains, including the umbrella Food & Drink organisation and food policy, linked with the implementation of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (RDP). 

This document overviews the common trends and main differences in the programming decisions taken across a range of Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) with a specific focus on RDP sub-Measure M16.4: short supply chains and local markets.

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