The Decision Support Tool is an online tool that supports farmers in their exploration of  new short food supply chain (SFSC) business models and sales channels.

  • Receive recommendations about the most suitable business models and sales channels based on your own information as well as country and regional specific background information.
  • Evaluate environmental, social and economic impacts of different sales channels.

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Business models and sales channels considered in the analysis:


Sustainability impacts of sales channels are evaluated based on secondary data about sustainability. The indicators used to compare the sustainability of different sales channels:

  • Environmental impact: Carbon Footprint
  • Social impact: Labour to Produce Ratio, Gender Equality, Closeness of Consumer Contact
  • Economic Impact: Sales Volume, Price Premium, Chain Added Value


More information: Video, User guide

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