Short Food Supply Chains: A Latinamerican perspective from the territorial approach and valorization of identity and bio-cultural assets

In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Short Supply Chains (SSCs) are beginning to gain recognition as a relevant and growing phenomenon, linked to the local, cultural heritage and biodiversity  and,  to  a  lesser  extent,  to  agro-ecology  and  solidarity economy. The main question of this paper is: which kind of Short Supply Chain (SSC) can contribute to a higher level of small scale producers and entrepreneurs’ inclusion stimulating new dynamics and connections between urban and rural areas in the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) region?