Contest Agora

Project information

Index: 1281R4
Acronym:LOCFOOD
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location BULGARIA YUGOZAPADNA I YUZHNA TSENTRALNA BULGARIA Sofia Yugozapaden

Topic of the practice

Develop local food tourism activities by promoting regional cuisine nationally; identifying and promoting local products through national competitions; and encouraging development of speciality foods and recipes.

Good Practice Information

Contest AGORA aims to identify and promote local products and traditions through a national competition. It is an annual event recognising local community development initiatives including local festivals, exhibitions and fairs where local food and tradition are combined to promote the tourist offering.
The contest has very extensive press coverage and as a result small rural tourism operators have gained product exposure and increased their
trade.
By providing holistic and integrated support the initiative promotes local community development and provides visibility and support to businesses that can drive sustainable development in their communities.

Evidence of success

The inclusion of a wide range of stakeholders including food producers to develop initiatives for the joint benefit of local communities

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Emilia Lissichkova

Agora

office@agora-bg.org

www.agora-bg.org

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