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Supply chains linking food SMEs in Europe's lagging rural regions

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-30841
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-10-2000
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 2,271,524 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,812,873 EUR
Scientific Officer: Sjur BAARDSEN
Research topic: 5.5. Sustainable development of rural and other relevant areas

Abstract:
SUPPLIERS aims to assist the sustainable development of small food enterprises in lagging rural regions of the EU through the development of new tools and models for supply/distribution chain integration leading to improved market accessibility and competitiveness. Food SMEs must develop efficient and effective supply chains to contribute fully to the local economy and community. SUPPLIERS will research their business environment, including communications and information technology (C and IT), and members of their supply chains through to retailers. It will assess the structure, operation, performance and competitiveness of the chains and their contribution to rural development. It will identify the possibilities for improved policies, institutional structures and rural development strategies for food supply chain integration in lagging rural regions of the EU and Poland; and ascertain cost-effective dissemination of good practice in SME food supply chains.


Coordinator
Philip LEAT
Scottish Agricultural College
Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1224 711270
Fax: +44 1224 732250
E-mail: P.Leat@ab.sac.ac.uk


Partners
  Lynda ARLIDGE
Coventry University
Coventry
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 2476 837433
Fax: +44 2476 838030
E-mail: l.arlidge@coventry.ac.uk
  Keith LEWIS
University of Wales
Aberystmyth
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1970 622257
Fax: +44 1970 621753
E-mail: ehr@aber.ac.uk
  P. V. TARRANT
TEAGASC - The Agriculture and Food Development Authority
Dublin
IRELAND
Tel.: +353 18059500
Fax: +353 18059550
E-mail: v.tarrant@nfc.teagasc.ie
  Patrick GLEESON
TEAGASC - The Agriculture and Food Development Authority
Dublin
IRELAND
Tel.: +353 2542222
Fax: +353 2542340
E-mail: pgleeson@dpc.teagasc.ie
  Robert HENAFF
Ecole Nationale d'Ingenieurs des Travaux Agricoles de Clermont-Ferrand
Lempdes
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 4 73981302
Fax: +33 4 73981370
E-mail: henaff@gentiane.enitac.fr
  Patrick JOFFRE
Université de Caen
Caen
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 2 31566500
Fax: +33 2 31566565
E-mail: joffre@iae.unicaen.fr
  Constantinos VAYENAS
University of Patras Research committee
Patras
GREECE
Tel.: +30 61997554
Fax: +30 61992948
E-mail: research.committee@upatras.gr
  Kari RAIVIO
University of Helsinki
Seinaejoki
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 91911
Fax: +358 919123077
E-mail: helena.meriluoto@helsinki.fi
  Jozef KANIA
Malopolska Association for Agricultural Extension at the Agricultural University of Cracow
Cracow
POLAND
Tel.: +48 12 6343190
Fax: +48 12 6331561
E-mail: rukania@cyf-kr.edu.pl