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Scotland’s experts on farmer co-ops and food industry collaboration, we provide a range of specialist information and development services to help businesses work together more effectively. #workingtogether we grow

What we do

Now more than ever, it’s vital for farmers and food and drink businesses to work together more effectively - all of SAOS’s work centres on facilitating this.

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As a development organisation, owned by our members, we provide a range of specialist services not available elsewhere, to assist them in developing their people and their businesses. Get in touch to find out how we can help you.

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Supply Chain Insights - Sector Supply Chain Maps

In 2021, SAOS began working with key sector businesses and organisations on the foresighting, analysis, and mapping of more than twenty major food and drink supply chains. 

The maps we've created offer a unique overview of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for each sector, and have been widely acknowledged as providing an invaluable starting point for discussion for each sector's supply chain partners.

With SAOS's expertise, and the collective will of all stakeholders, we can work together to tackle some of the sectorial issues identified, developing robust, practical solutions and helping to mitigate risk.

We have produced a comprehensive analysis of the whole supply chain for each sector, click to view the Malting Barley and Distilling - full supply chain map (updated Oct 23) 

We have also created a summary for each sector, providing key facts, examples of these are:

Scottish Dairy Supply Chain - Key Facts Summary

Scottish Beef Supply Chain - Key Facts Summary

All the documents are reviewed twice a year, and updated with information from industry and Government sources. The full list of sectors covered is below.

If you would like to discuss your sector and explore ways to improve how your business and supply chain operates, please get in touch

Animal Feed 
Monogastric and Aquaculture Feed (non-crop and protein sources)
Ruminant Feed (grass and non-crop protein sources)
Scottish Aquaculture - Finfish 
Scottish Aquaculture - Shellfish 
Scottish Bakery 
Scottish Beef 
Scottish Cereals
Scottish Craft Beer 
Scottish Dairy 
Scottish Eggs 
Scottish Fruit 
Scottish Malting Barley and Distilling 
Scottish Pork 
Scottish Poultry Meat 
Scottish Seafood 
Scottish Seed Potatoes
Scottish Sheep and Lamb  
Scottish Vegetables 
Scottish Venison 
Scottish Vining Pea 
Scottish Ware Potatoes 




Key contacts

Patricia Rojas Bonzi

Patricia Rojas Bonzi

Patricia Rojas Bonzi

Project Manager

07467 082625 | Patricia.Rojas@saos.coop