Report: Dutch Pioneers of the Short Food Chain

5 Pioneers of the Dutch short food chain tell their stories (NL)
Report: Dutch Pioneers of the Short Food Chain

Five cutting-edge pioneers of the short food supply chain reflect on their drive and mission. The founders of De Melkbrouwerij, Herenboeren, Boerschappen, Vokomokum & Atlantis Handelshuis use innovative, short-chain business models to build a fundamentally different system.

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Pioneers of the Short Food Chain

The Dutch food chain is in need of change. Though the agro-food sector is one of the largest economic sectors in the Netherlands, it is facing considerable challenges. It is responsible for a large share of national CO2 emissions, and the landscape is suffering from a loss of biodiversity. And especially in cities, people are far removed from the source of their food. Five founders adopt a new approach: the short food supply chain.

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Pioneers of the Short Food Chain was created with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and Stichting DOEN.

Food Ecosystem

This report is part of Impact Hub Amsterdam's Food Ecosystem. The Netherlands is the second largest exporter of agro-food products worldwide. What if we used this position to make a real impact across the food chain and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable food system? In this food ecosystem, we bring together and strengthen relationships between entrepreneurs, investors, government, corporates and other organisations through events, programs and publications. Together we boost innovation and create the resources for positive change in the food sector. Read more about our Food Ecosystem at

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