URGENCI is proud to announce the launching of the CLIP!

The Communications, Learning and Innovation Platform (CLIP) is the information channel of the COACH project.

The CLIP is hosted on URGENCI’s hub and stores all the COACH materials and outputs. It helps to maximise the impact of the project, while simultaneously providing a dynamic virtual space for coaching and training.

The CLIP hosts a searchable ‘Living Library’, a digital resource with more than 30 concrete examples showing how collaboration can help to scale up short agri-food chains to create win-wins for producers and consumers and drive locally led innovation. It includes 34 examples of collaborative short food chains, which we call “beacons”, bringing together farmers, civil society, local authorities and citizens with common goals and objectives, as well as hosting the several tools divided in different sections:

  • Learning Module on Costs & Benefits
  • Training & Mentoring Resources
  • The Video Library
  • Sustainable Food Procurement
  • Food Accessibility
  • Policy Briefs
  • Alternative Grain Networks


Both in the video library, as well as in the procurement and cost and benefits sections, you can find a plectra of multimedia components.
You can also find innovative tools, such as the Sustainability Self-Assessment App for the qualitative assessment of Costs & Benefits, designed by the University of Florence, made for evaluating the impacts that a given SFSC initiative generates on the actors involved, on the community, and the territory where it takes place, under the economic, social and environmental dimensions.

Another valuable resource is the “Legal Guide on Farm to Fork Procurement” toolkit. This guide aims to offer practical legal advice to public procurers and stakeholders interested in connecting public food procurement with small-scale farmers and SMEs, focusing on short food supply chains.

These materials, and many more, will be available long after the end of the project, assuring the legacy of COACH and all the activities carried out during the course of these four years.

Moreover,  PRESTO, the Participatory Resource Sharing Tool, is still functioning as a platform and  space for all to contribute to.

For any future material relating to COACH adjacent topics or territorial food systems, you’re all free to contact usI (contact@urgenci)  to make the maintaining and updating of the CLIP possible!