This project focuses on how organic and sustainable food systems with long and short distribution chains contribute to reconnecting producers and consumers, more efficient resource use from farm to fork and the economic, environmental, social and governance dimensions of the system’s sustainability.

At all levels in the food system insights are created in sustainability, i.e. the actors’ role and potential barriers and drivers specific to the studied systems. Farmers learn about their farm’s overall sustainability and the role of distribution channels. Analysis of different

value chains and scenario building leads to recommendations for farmers and chain actors to organise innovations that minimise trade-offs between stages from production to waste recycling and identify new value chains. Involvement of and communication to consumers raises awareness about sustainable food choices. Food chain actors and policy makers are informed about impacts of scaling up sustainable food systems at various scales.