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  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

LLI-416 Development of Local Food Production and Delivery Support System in the Utena- Latgale cross border region (LOCAL FOODS)

Lack of employment opportunities and low income of population in the remote rural areas of Utena and Latgale cross border region, encourages people to consider development of the alternative activities, as self-employment and participation in the local food market. The project idea is to build a local foods support system that tackles four steps:  production, promotion and delivery and sales, thus creating new opportunities for local economies.
In order to understand how modern local production works, people have to try it themselves. Therefore practical meat, milk and crops processing training for potential producers at the successful producer’s sites in different countries will be organised in the frame of the project.
In order to constantly promote local products local product contest, also local menu contest for restaurants of Latgale and Utena regions will be organised, specific local product promotion festivals started, local product fairs arranged.
Finally, to support a delivery process from local producers to consumers a “local food truck” and 2 mobile kiosks will be bought for each of the partner that also ensure new local product promotion and sales testing.

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8 March 2022

Food truck purchased and decorated for promotion of LOCAL FOODS in Utena-Latgale region

After the product is produced it needs to be delivered to the customer.  There are open places for trade in every municipality in Utena and Latgale region, but to sell local products as meat or cheese, one should have a food truck or a kiosk.

There are no chances that every small-scale producer will be able to buy a food truck and all of them waste their time standing in line waiting for the customers. Therefore representational  food truck was purchased by project Lead partner- Lithuanian farmers union Zarasai unit  in the frame of the project No. LLI-416 LOCAL FOODS to support local food products promotion and sales in the beginning.

The purchased specialised used car  -food truck is already adopted specifically for transporting and selling foods (including those, that require specific temperature regimes), with installed all necessary equipment- fridge, counter, generators, shelves, etc.

Project partners hope taht the food truck will be usefull for promotion and representation of local products in Utena-Latgale region.

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25 February 2021

New partner involved for the implementation of the project LLI-416 LOCAL FOODS

In August, 2020, the new Partnership agreement  for the implementation of project LLI-416 LOCAL FOODS was signed by the three project partners.

Due to low capacities and lack of financial resources the Project partner No. 2 Farmers Union of Kaslava District  has demonstrated a very low level of activeness and involvement in the implementation of project LLI-416 LOCAL FOODS activities. Therefore project change procedure was initiated by the project Lead partner.

As lack of financial resources was indicated as main problem for Partner 2, Lead Partner has found much financially reliable partner- Latvian office of  Euroregion “Country of Lakes”, institutions that unites 15 municipalities from Latvia (Latgola) and works in sphere of social economic development to solve local problems through cooperation by involving local actors: citizens, public and private organisations, local businesses and farmers.

It is important to stress that Partner change will allow to continue achievement of project results, because existing and potential local producers from Latgale region will be involved in project activities, no matter if those farmers are members of certain farmer union organisation or not.  It is planned that Farmers Union of Kaslava District and its individual members local producers will remain as a target group of the project.

The Farmers Union of Kaslava District and farmers who were involved in experience exchange visit to Poland and Austria will share their experiences and participate in such project activities as trainings, product development consultations, and participate in other project events, as festivals and local product markets, also bring their products to the market to start local production and delivery system in Latgale and Utena regions.

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20 March 2020

Local food producers took part in experience exchange visit to Poland and Austria

In December, 2018, project No. LLI-416 LOCAL FOODS partners- farmers  from Zarasai and  Kraslava had participated in experience exchange visit to Poland and Austria.

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Last updated: 13.02.2024 15:38