Jarina - The Actor of Local Food Self Sufficiency
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
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