Reference Regions

The analysis was conducted in 30 regions across 19 countries in Europe and Africa. SALSA researchers collected data from the selected reference regions through a combination of desk work and interviews with experts of regional food systems, small-scale farmers and representatives of small food businesses.
● 892 small farmers were interviewed and 109 regional food systems analysed.
● In each region between 2 and 4 key products were selected for in-depth analysis of regional food systems and small farms, each of them with acknowledged regional economic and cultural relevance.
● Detailed regional food system maps were produced and validated in focus groups and regional workshops.
● Findings were grouped into four macro-regional areas: Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, Northern Europe and Southern Europe.

Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, UK
Africa: Cape Verde, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Tunisia

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