Driving best-practice procurement in Wales

4Food Supply Chain

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ACTION: Understand the Welsh food sector and market structure through utilising the services of Business Wales.

Key outcomes

  • Local supply chains result in a boost to the Welsh economy. Previous research has shown that expenditure of around £10 on local food schemes can generate almost £26 for the local economy.

Supply Chain Models

A food supply chain is a network of food-related business enterprises through which food products move from field to plate.

Food supply chains can vary in complexity, from long with many links to short and quite direct.  The attached Supply Chain Model shows the possible routes available.

Modern supply chain analyses often also includes such pre-production links as agricultural research (e.g., on genetics) and post-consumer links such as waste disposal and recycling.

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Developing local supply chains opens up opportunities for small Welsh producers.

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