100% Localapplied research project
Project Executive on ZRCŠpela Ledinek Lozej, PhD
CollaboratorsMaja Godina Golija, PhD, Nika Razpotnik Visković, PhD, Erik Logar
Durationsince August 1, 2019 to January 31, 2021
Financial SourceEuropean Parliament, Alpine Region Preparatory Action Fund II (ARPAF II)
PartnersPolo Poschiavo, ZRC SAZU, Università della Svizzera italiana
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 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).