… often relies on a community network to remain sustainable and successful.
“It’s vital we become far more self-sufficient in food.”
We have a lot of farms in these rural areas – some of which sell directly to the public:
We also have networks which distribute local farm produce:
This is very much about keeping supply lines short:
There’s increased interest in this – with a study just out from Aberystwyth University:
Developing short food supply chains
- The development of short food supply chains offers farmers opportunities to increase their consumer base and diversify their farm business.
- One of the most important principles of short food supply chains is the provision of additional information regarding the quality and provenance of a product.
- Developing a short supply chain requires specialist skills, and often relies on a community network to remain sustainable and successful.
It certainly makes sense in the current circumstances to be thinking of this as a matter of ‘food security’:
And so there is quite a lot of interest gathering: