Short term fix to food supply chains for long term benefits

This is not about supermarket deliveries! Covid has highlighted the capacity limit of online supermarket deliveries and click/ collect systems. Another thread covers this. My proposal is for concerted support for non-supermarket supply chains, including locally based wholesalers, fish suppliers, farm shops and other 'key worker'-related food supply chain contributors (of whom I am not one!) to help them set up distribution systems where not already that allow them to grow sustainably whilst providing better social-distancing compliant localised supply chains. This might include help with business scaling to involve logistics and recruitment/ employment (eg drivers), enhancing web/ online presence and facilities (for easier ordering), etc. It may also include scaling the food production itself, where these are primary producers.

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If implemented efficiently, quickly and with confidence this would result in short term fixes that have long term benefits to society, environment and businesses hence society as a whole, making best use of any immediate public (our) money for the long term.

by traineecrofter on May 07, 2020 at 02:46PM

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