Rural Flavours is a transnational project between LAG “Bura” and international partners from Finland, Cyprus, Estonia, Portugal and Spain. The project aims to promote and connect local producers, as well as to transfer knowledge and spread the placement market. Partners on the project are Paphos District Development Agency “Aphrodite” and Development Agency of Lemesos LTD from Cyprus, Karhuseut from Finland, Comarca de LaCarq from Spain, Hiiumaa from Estonia and ADIRN from Portugal.
The objectives of the project are: promoting local customs, products and trades, increasing the scope of the local market, promoting tourism, transferring knowledge, raising awareness of healthy eating for schoolchildren and kindergartens, branding local products. The ultimate idea of the project is the development of a mobile application that would link all partner countries to the project for promotion and networking. It is planned to organise agricultural fairs in each of the partner countries. Each partner gets three representatives from the categories: local product, rural ambassador and local tourism. Networking and product promotion as well as marketing is the core meaning of the Rural Flavours project.
Our first meeting was held in Croatia in Jasenice municipality in Maslenica where is the headquarter of LAG Bura. Meeting was held in October 2016, where we discussed our goals and initiatives and finished preparation of our project. Project started on 27th of September 2018 in Portugal and finished in May 2020.
Project coordinator is Ana Mamić, LL.M, manager of LAG “Bura”.