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Six European partners have come together in a scheme to raise the profile of local food products by facilitating interaction between local producers and streamlining the marketing of local food products. Production, procurement, logistics and promotion; everything related to raising the profile of products from land and sea will be tackled as part of this two-year European cooperation project.
The Pays de Saint-Brieuc is a region of gastronomy, renowned for its fishing and agricultural products. Through the LOCALEAT cooperation project and its strong economic dimension, we wish to provide concrete support to fishermen, farmers, craftsmen, but also to local communities in order to help them better promote the products of the Bay of Saint-Brieuc.”
“Lake Tuusula is located in Southern Finland. The local tourism association was formed in 2001 to improve the general conditions for tourism in the area, increase cooperation between its members and promote the area as tourism destination. In September 2021, new local food events took place at Lake Tuusula together with a LOCALEAT European seminar. TUMA also participates in the toolbox work, where we bring our good practices, and learn from each partner.”
“The Bohuskust region is highly linked to the ocean and to fishery. For more than 500 years they have been a source of sustenance and livelihood for its inhabitants. At the same time seasonal dwellers, tourists and other visitors enjoy our fantastic landscape where fishing and environmental concerns are paramount. Added value of a fishery heritage, increasing local employment and touristic possibilities are areas where LOCALEAT can bring a contribution to build a sustainable and active Bohuskust in the future.”
“The Cotentin peninsula lies at the tip of the English Channel and has a strong rural and maritime heritage. Through this cooperation project, the Cotentin Agglomeration Community intends to support local players of the food sector to enhance and promote their products, and thereby, guarantee more local and sustainable food for both its tourists and residents. LOCALEAT will also feed the discussions carried out within the framework of a Territorial Food Project, aimed at developing and structuring local's agricultural and food dynamics. ”
"Le GAL Haute-Sûre Forêt d’Anlier, territoire rural de Wallonie labellisé Parc naturel, connaît depuis une quinzaine d’années une croissance constante du nombre de producteurs et d'artisans locaux. Plusieurs brasseries se développent avec un succès reconnu internationalement. Récemment, une filière autour de l’épeautre – cultivé localement sans produits chimiques ni intrants – s’est organisée et propose aujourd’hui une large gamme de produits de haute qualité gastronomique et nutritionnelle. Le marché du terroir de Léglise a déjà pu tirer bénéfice du projet de coopération : il a mis en place, pendant la crise sanitaire, un marché marché virtuel inspiré des partenaires suédois. Nommé RéCOLT il a dès la première édition, rencontré un franc succès. Ceci démontre qu’un projet de coopération transnationale peut se traduire en effets très concrets au niveau local. ”
“Skåne, the most Southern region of Sweden, is considered to be nation's pantry and the most fertile land of the region. It is located in the plains of Lundaland. Eat Lundaland, as we call our local project, strives to strengthen, develop and highlight local gastronomy and food culture within the Lundaland area. The European collaboration through LOCALEAT brings us closer to other countries with similar aims and gives us the unique opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences. Our team at Lundaland looks forward to work together towards more sustainable and local food systems.”