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Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe

Conference « Local agriculture and short food supply chains » - 20/04/2012

Rural topic(s): Local food Chains

Type: proceedings of a symposium

Date of publication: April 20, 2012

Author(s) of the document: European Union - DG Agri


This event explored ways and means to mobilise and value the economic potential of local agriculture and short food supply chains.


In particular, the following issues have been addressed:

  • the implementation of adequate CAP support;

  • opportunities in local food systems, short marketing chains (including direct sales) by increasing consumer awareness of local farm products;

  • the need to better use the existing provisions of relevant EU legislation adapted to small-scale food operators and direct sales; cooperation of farmers/small food business operators with competent authorities responsible for hygiene.


Link: http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/events/small-farmers-conference-2012_en.htm

Places: Europe