100% Local

applied research project
Basic Info


Consumers are increasingly interested in the "values" associated with agri-food products. These values may concern the local production of ingredients, the involvement of only small and medium-sized farms or the use of environmentally friendly production practices.

The project focuses on the enhancement of the short Alpine agri-food value chain, here understood as the set of actors involved in the production, marketing and sale of products, that offer products entirely cultivated and processed locally: an approach here called "100% Local".


Purpose of the project:

  • To raise awareness about the 100% Local approach and its economic, environmental and social impacts
  • To develop, on the basis of good practices in the Alps, a 100% Local, replicable and transferable development model to facilitate its adoption by other territories.
  • To provide the study areas with the tools to assess what are the essential aspects in the construction of a development model based on 100% Local and what are the gaps yet to be filled
  • Once gaps and problems in the area are detected, facilitate the search for solutions and skills located outside the territory of the study areas through the use of a virtual platform based on crowdsourcing.

Approach: participatory, interdisciplinary and transnational.


Case study areas: areas, preferably valleys or parks, located in the Alps and close to the state border, interested in enhancing the sustainable enhancement of their agri-food products and territory through the 100% Local approach.

Confirmed study areas: Parco delle Prealpi Giulie (IT); Alta Val Venosta (IT); Bohinj and Triglav National Park (SLO)


Project financing:

Project funded by the European Parliament, as part of the strategy for the Alpine macro-region (EUSALP) through the Alpine Region Preparatory Action Fund II (ARPAF II).

Research areas
Cultural anthropology, ethnology S220