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An analysis of the Short Food Supply Chains in the region of Twente

Weggemans, Jesse (2020) An analysis of the Short Food Supply Chains in the region of Twente.

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Abstract:This bachelor thesis is a qualitative analysis of the status of food producers in the region of Twente involved in Short Food Supply Chains (SFSC). Short Food Supply Chains are food chains with a minimum number of intermediates that focus enhancing the consumer producer relationship. This paper examines the research question: What are the enablers and barriers for present partners of the Twente’s local food market? For the conceptual framework, a literature review of studies examining SFSC initiatives in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe is used as a starting point of reference. The paper then takes inventory of the current situation and the problems faced by Twente SFSC producers in order to make recommendations to increase chances of success. We gathered information about regional SFSC producers in Twente involved by analyzing documentation from publicly available sources and conducting face-to-face interviews with a representative sampling of six local producers. The interview findings are tagged to create an overview and are subsequently used to develop grounded theory. Recommendations based on the findings are discussed from the perspective of the consumer-, producer- and government level.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Mineral Valley Twente, Enschede, Nederland
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:48 agricultural science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management BSc (56994)
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