Jarina - The Actor of Local Food Self Sufficiency

Project information

Index: 1281R4
Acronym:LOCFOOD
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location SLOVENIA SLOVENIJA

Topic of the practice

LOCAL FOODSOURCING AND SUPPLY

Good Practice Information

‘Jarina - The Actor of Local Food Self Sufficiency’ is a public procurement initiative for the support of micro food producers.
Operating as a non-profit cooperative since 2007, Jarina connects food producers with public institutions (schools, kindergartens, elderly care homes), financially supported by municipalities from ‘The Heart of Slovenia’.


The purpose of the initiative is to contribute to the socioeconomic impacts for rural development and the improvement of eating habits of the local population by ensuring fresh and seasonal local produce. The initiative aims to promote and develop local sustainable food sufficiency. The Jarina cooperative also plays a key rural tourism role, organising learning programmes.

Evidence of success

- The initiative has connected with over 100 local food providers in the Heart of Slovenia region.
- Established network of suppliers and consumers of local food

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Bostjan Jurjevcic

Jarina

info@jarina.si

www.jarina.si

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