Connecting farmers and consumers
The environmental crisis is raising public concern and increasing consumer demand for high quality, healthy and sustainable food. However, farmers and small operators are facing difficulties in accessing markets. The EU-funded COACH project will support innovation in local food systems by encouraging and facilitating collaboration between farmers, consumers, local governments and other players to establish short agri-food chains. Moreover, it will develop a 'living library' of 32 successful examples from 12 countries that demonstrate the way farmers can access consumer-driven opportunities. COACH will bring a knowledge-based set of activities to support farmers and small operators in accessing information on consumers’ demand and provide recommendations for improved revenues. The project will also design a farm-to-fork procurement toolkit for public authorities and maximise the impact of all proposed initiatives through communication and dissemination practices.
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