Velika Gorica

Velika Gorica

Croatia

Velika Gorica is historically the centre of a region Turopolje, and known as self-government district for more than 7 centuries. The city promotes awareness-raising of young population on local food production (cultivation, tradition, waste), healthy diet (organically grown food), environmentally friendly supply chains (low CO2 footprint) and “know your food producer” (food selection and traceability). These objectives are supported by policy measures via different stakeholders (e.g. schooling sphere, sport clubs, etc.). Local media, study-visits to local producers are key to support these initiatives.

Velika Gorica and the Zagreb county on themself hold more than 300.000 citizens which is almost 10% of the population and taking into account that Zagreb county is surrounding Croatia capital city Zagreb, which holds another 800.000 citizens the need for food is overwhelming for current local producer´s capacities. Due to lack of resources, there is no known data about the food production output of Velika Gorica and Zagreb county (of food producers), what is the quantity of waste, buying habits etc.