Policy Lab – P08 VEGO
Velika Gorica (Croatia) is part of the Cities2030, with two representatives as Cities2030 partners. P8 VEGO (Local development agency) and P9 INVE share the same vision for a prosperous and sustainable future via these activities supported by CRFS-LL VELIKA GORICA:
* Establishing a supply chain monitoring system;
* Connecting stakeholders from different food sectors on one place;
* Development of a model for the modern market, which is integrated in supply chain monitoring system and supported by ICT
HOW IT WILL BE DONE?
Continuously working with other labs, sharing experience, insights, issues and good practices we expect to get know-how on how to build a self-sustainable food supply system for Velika Gorica city and Zagreb county.
WHY IT WILL BE DONE?
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.
WHAT WILL BE DONE?
There are 7 topics that CRFS-LL VELIKA GORICA will explore in order to improve existing food systems:
*Short value chains and localy produced food (e.g. school scheme and city markets) – how can the city/region/country procurement be a lever for more consumption of local food
*Connecting food producers by showing them the benefits of collaboration
*Creating a plan for self-sustainability associated with plan/strategy of Velika Gorica city and Zagreb county’s policies and goals
*Creating environment and delivering know-how to particular stakeholders which can produce food for themselves (e.g. kindergartens, schools, penitentiary)
*Fostering new start-ups/new services by engaging existing SMEs within the FOOD2030/city region food system framework, e.g. waste management, Smart Food growing, circular economic business models, etc.
*Exploring the potential, examples and good practices for circular economy business models
WHERE IT WILL BE DONE?
Urban and rural parts of Velika gorica, Zagreb county and other stakeholder’s
WHO WILL DO IT?
Cities2030 partners – P8 VEGO (Local development agency) and P9 INVE (see details in table 2.2) with the help of other living labs (supported by 9 partners within Cities2030), support from WP leaders and with cooperation of stakeholders (Production, Processing, Distribution, Markets, Consumption, Waste, Security, Ecosystem service, Livelihood/growth, Inclusion/equity) included in CRFS-LL VELIKA GORICA. Living lab will work in sync with the policy lab (CRFS-PL VELIKA GORICA).