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
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
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