You can register and join us on this week long event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q7CuU0meSGebbBzkdymTnw
The Leitrim Food Strategy directly responds to Food Harvest 2020’s recommendation to invest in ideas, knowledge and skills, encourage innovation and creativity, and recognise new opportunities for collaboration across the food supply chain and with other competitors.
Food is something that connects us all. It is a driver of employment and health and a significant part of Leitrim’s economic, social, environmental and cultural identity. This Food Strategy, funded by Leitrim County Council, has been careful to play to our strengths. The focus is on being locally relevant, pragmatic, scalable and implementable. We start the Strategy by counting blessings – what makes us special. And there is a lot.
In order to help out producers, craftsmen and farmers from the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, the AANA set up in a few days a relationship platform allowing customers to find out fresh local products near their home.
Please click here to access our “Nouvelle-Aquitaine Local Products Solidarity Platform” : https://www.produits-locaux-nouvelle-aquitaine.fr/
This platform has been set up thanks to the help provided by Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, Chambers of Agriculture, Chambers of Trades and Crafts, Chambers of Commerce, and all the local partners, from several French regions and departments, solicitous about assisting producers and customers in their struggle against COVID-19.
We invited all the producers to fill in details concerning their activity and their available products on our solidarity platform, and asked them to geolocate in order to let customers have acces to high quality products as well as basic needs.
In a few days only, near 2000 producers have subscribed, providing meat, fruits, vegetables, cheeses and milk products, fish and seafood, spices, condiments and honey, both salted and sweet specialities, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, seedling and plants, eggs… All these producers are able to deliver goods to private customers and local shops, in order to comply with lockdown measures as much as possible.
- All together with producers from Nouvelle-Aquitaine !
- I eat locally-grown and seasonal food.
- I support producers from Nouvelle-Aquitaine.
- I stand in solidarity with my region.
- I stay at home and have local products delivered.
- I cook local products at home.
In the European project KUS KUS, migrants are enabled to develop economic and professional skills that will help them to realize their dream of starting their own business in the gastronomy sector.
The meeting of the regional alliance took place on 19.12.19 in the rooms of the kiezküchen “alte Mensa“.
Representatives of learners interested in a professional future in gastronomy, representatives of the vocational school centre “Brillat-Savarin“, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce and representatives of educational institutions were present, to test the learning formats developed in the project and to establish a regional alliance.
Afterwards, cross-cultural dishes were prepared with local products and eaten together with the students in the training kitchen.
The afternoon ended with an intensive exchange of experiences.
In this short video, Margaux Velez, our French partner from Le LABA, talks about the Kus Kus project, its objectives and who are the main beneficiaries of the materials that will be created by the Kus Kus partners during this two-year ErasmusPlus project.