Conference « Local agriculture and short food supply chains » - 20/04/2012
Rural topic(s): Local food Chains
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.