Building stronger organic supply chains in Scotland

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Scottish Organic Action Plan

In this article you can find out more about a survey being carried out as part of the Scottish Organic Action Plan.

Take the Stronger Scottish organic supply chains survey.

The aim of this project is to help build stronger Scottish organic supply chains so that more organic food can be produced and consumed in Scotland, and in so doing deliver more of the economic, environmental and social benefits that are associated with organic food and farming.

This project is an outcome of a large consultation undertaken in 2015 (part of the development of Scotland's Organic Action Plan) which identified weak supply chains as a key issue limiting the development of Scottish organic food and farming.

What will be the output of the project?

The information gathered from this survey, plus related case-studies and focus groups, will provide the basis of a strategic development plan to strengthen Scotland's organic food and farming industry. 

Why do we need your input?

Your help is needed to better understand how the Scottish organic supply chains currently work, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the current supply chain structure, to find where value is currently being lost or untapped, and to pinpoint areas in which investment could yield the greatest benefits for all those involved in the supply chain from producer through to consumer. 


All data generated in this questionnaire will be aggregated and the information will be treated confidentially. Your commercial information will not be disclosed to any third party. When publishing the final report, there will not be any identification of, or reference to individual businesses.

This survey will take you about 20-30 minutes to complete. You can find it here:

This project is part of the Scottish Organic Action Plan and is funded by the Scottish Government.  This project is specifically aimed at strengthening the infrastructure in the Scottish organic supply chain.  Other actions within the Action Plan address issues relating to demand, production, skills, environmental impact etc.

If you would like to find out more about organic food and farming in Scotland visit the Scottish Organic Producers Association, Soil Association Scotland or SAC Consulting