Development Policy Foundation
Development Policy Foundation3 weeks ago
Our new project **CEI Foodie Dialogues. Short Food Supply Chains Boost for non-EU CEI** is in full swing.
Project is co financed by Central European Initiative - CEI

In the project, we provide knowledge about integrated development of culinary and gastronomic tourism for farmers and micro-entrepreneurs.

Our goal to share EU CEI best practices in:

- development of short food supply chains
- food safety
- on-farm processing in line with acquis
- HACCAP food safety management system
- smart packaging
- further sales and marketing

An unquestionable advantage from project activities is stimulation of local cross-sectoral - public & private - partnerships for local food and culinary tourism its promotion and mainstreaming in non-EU EaP CEI, and mutual learning between representatives from the EU and non-EU CEI Member States

The project is implemented in cooperation with: Komarovo Rural Business Incubator (komarovo.com) and Peipsi Center for Transboundary Peipsi Koostöö Keskus / Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation

and with the participation of: Pro Permet, Pastavy and Astraviec District Inspection of District Committee on Food and Agriculture, Kultyvatar, Women for Revival of the Naroch Territory, Agro-Eco-Culture, Společnost mladých agrárníků České republiky, Felső-Homokhátság Vidékfejlesztési Egyesület, Organismo Di Qualita' Produzioni Regolamentate Societa' Cooperativa. Casa Parinteasca, MAS Podhoran and Municipality of Nova Kakhovka, Department of Agriculture, Food and Tourism
Development Policy Foundation
Development Policy Foundation4 weeks ago
In frame of the project **CEI Foodie Dialogues. Short Food Supply Chains Boost for non-EU CEI**, international workshop for local business providers took place in Komarovo.
Project is co financed by Central European Initiative - CEI

These were specialized sessions for local business service providers (including the food and hotel sector)

The workshop concerned:
- Development a business idea and business plan
- Product development and marketing
- Green economy and innovation

The project is implemented in cooperation with: Komarovo Rural Business Incubator (komarovo.com) and Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation Peipsi Koostöö Keskus / Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation
Development Policy Foundation
Development Policy Foundation1 month ago
We are happy to announce, that we just started new project co financed by Central European Initiative - CEI

**CEI Foodie Dialogues. Short Food Supply Chains Boost for non-EU CEI**

Project is focused on sharing CEI best practices on integrated culinary and foody tourism development to EaP & Western Balkans (BY, MD, UA and ALB), with support for local food & culinary tourism oriented farmers and micro-entrepreneurs in Belarus.

The project is implemented in cooperation with: Komarovo Rural Business Incubator (komarovo.com) and Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation Peipsi Koostöö Keskus / Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation

More information soon!
Development Policy Foundation
Development Policy Foundation1 month ago
CIRCULAR FARM IMPACT LAB V4 FOR AZ team has an immense pleasure to announce that the following best #circulareconomy #circularfarming #agrowaste idea owners were selected for exposure tour to V4 and individual tailored tutoring:

• Tahmina Pashayeva: “Azure”: Grape Seed Oil Product; rep. Economic Research Centre of Azerbaijan
• Ilkin Huseynov: Pulverized Hazelnut Husk & Shells; rep. Agro Research Centre
• Gulmira Safarova, Olive Pomace & Pulp Reused; rep. TU Global
• Madina Hashimli, “Bee Younger”: Beeswax Use Booster; rep. Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association
• Nigar Islamli: Eggshellent: Eggshell Fertilizer; rep. Azerbaijan State Economic University

Bravo!

Tremendous thanks to all participants!

The selection was pretty hard. The competition was genuinely stifle and fierce.

If haven’t been selected this time, don’t worry we’ll be back to Baku soon! Stay tuned for updates!

CIRCULAR FARM IMPACT LAB V4 for AZ is supported by Visegrad Fund International Visegrad Fund and implemented by Společnost mladých agrárníků České republiky Společnost mladých agrárníků České republiky in partnership with Center for Economic and Social Development CESD The Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Development Policy Foundation Development Policy Foundation, Združenie mladých farmárov na Slovensku – ASYF Združenie mladých farmárov na Slovensku - ASYF, AGRYA - Fiatal Gazdák Magyarországi Szövetsége AGRYA - Fiatal Gazdák Magyarországi Szövetsége, Azərbaycan Sahibkarlar Konfederasiyası Azərbaycan Sahibkarlar Konfederasiyası #RuralSME #VisegradFund #circulareconomy #agrowaste #circularagriculture #economyofazerbaijan
Development Policy Foundation
Development Policy Foundation1 month ago
During 2nd Leg of LAB & Tour de Grantees of Kakheti in Georgia in frame of the project V4 for smart and competitive rural SMEs in Georgia,

Experts from V4 provided on-site advisory visits and tutored micro enterprises that organized the promotional Tour de Grantees of Kakheti on April 23.

Grant winners have obtained knowledge in the field of direct sales and packaging in accordance with EU regulations, benefits of BIO and GI certification for wine, food, essential oils and craft products, wine marketing (Sales of Terroir), storytelling in niche wine production, intelligent technical solutions for micro-vineyards, and how to get easy access to loans and grands.

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V4 for Rural SME in Georgia is supported by International Visegrad Fund and implemented by the Development Policy Foundation in partnership with Ekovín - ekovinczech , Somlói Borok Boltja /Somló Wine Shop , Podlaskie Smaki , Malokarpatská vínna cesta , Kyjovské Slovácko v pohybu , BridgeGE - Bridge - Innovation and Development ბრიჯ - ინოვაცია და განვითარება , Felső-Homokhátság Vidékfejlesztési Egyesület , MAS Podhoran #RuralSMEs #VisegradFund #DevelopmentPolicyFoundation
Development Policy Foundation
Development Policy Foundation1 month ago
Development Policy Foundation team was genuine delighted to co-host Circular Farm Impact Boot Lab in Baku, AZ with The Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) Společnost mladých agrárníků České republiky Združenie mladých farmárov na Slovensku - ASYF inter alia.

A bunch of pretty smart ideas on how to use #agrowaste #byproducts were developed & the best 5 idea owners to be selected for V4 tailored exposure trip and further customized tutoring! Stay tuned for the updates VERY SOON!

CIRCULAR FARM IMPACT LAB V4 for AZ is supported by Visegrad Fund International Visegrad Fund and implemented by Společnost mladých agrárníků České republiky Společnost mladých agrárníků České republiky in partnership with Center for Economic and Social Development CESD The Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Development Policy Foundation Development Policy Foundation, Združenie mladých farmárov na Slovensku – ASYF Združenie mladých farmárov na Slovensku - ASYF, AGRYA - Fiatal Gazdák Magyarországi Szövetsége AGRYA - Fiatal Gazdák Magyarországi Szövetsége , Azərbaycan Sahibkarlar Konfederasiyası Azərbaycan Sahibkarlar Konfederasiyası #RuralSME #VisegradFund #circulareconomy #agrowaste #circularagriculture #economyofazerbaijan