… 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:
Partridge Hill Farm | Facebook
Sheep and turkey farming in the Sid Valley – Vision Group for Sidmouth
We also have networks which distribute local farm produce:
In My Back Yard: new East Devon food network expands – Vision Group for Sidmouth
This is very much about keeping supply lines short:
Could shortening supply chains be an opportunity for local economies? – Vision Group for Sidmouth
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.
Developing short food supply chains | Farming Connect
It certainly makes sense in the current circumstances to be thinking of this as a matter of ‘food security’:
How the war in Ukraine will affect food prices
And so there is quite a lot of interest gathering:
It’s vital we become far more self-sufficient in food says Welsh Conservative Shadow Rural Affairs Minister – Business Live
SHORT FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS – Relocalising production to empower actors and make territories resilient | URBACT
University of Exeter: New targets could help public sector use more local food, according to new report – India Education | Latest Education News | Global Educational News | Recent Educational News