Evaluation Project "Short Supply Chains"

This project examines whether the objectives of an intervention to strengthen short supply chains between agriculture and the food industry which are financed by the Austrian Programme of Rural Development have been achieved. The focus is on strengthening competitiveness and expanding employment in the supported enterprises. In the course of the evaluation, the characteristics of the enterprises and the initial conditions will be described by means of structural features. Based on the results of an empirical survey, the effects of the intervention are quantified or described qualitatively if quantitative statements are not possible. In addition to the findings on the programme effects, an evaluation of the intervention and possible approaches to improve similar interventions will be given in the course of the project.