Interested to collaborate on proposals for the following topics:
- Thematic Area 2-Farming systems 2021,
- Thematic Area 3-Agri-food value chain 2021,
- Section 2 – Multitopics 2021.
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
AZRRI is a regional development agency founded with a specific purpose of connecting the public and private sectors, implement development projects and coordinate production-wise in the rural areas of the Region of Istria, Croatia. AZRRI supports and coordinates development programmes vital for keeping the rural areas lively and improves the quality of life of the rural population by uniting the primary agricultural production, local transformation process and service sector into business clusters especially in the field of the promotion, protection and valorisation of regional, typical, autochthon, added value food products. AZRRI coordinated and implemented numerous transnational projects in the field of agriculture, cultural heritage, environment and landscape protection, and for the valorisation of the local quality food and the Mediterranean diet as a lever for the development of the territory.
AZRRI is organized into five sectors: Centre for the Development of Rural Entrepreneurship, Centre for Olive Oil Production, Centre for Sustainable Livestock Breeding, Centre for General Affairs, Finance and Accounting, and, the Centre for Education, European and Institutional Cooperation.
The Educational Gastronomy Centre of Istria, established within the European project KEY Q, was founded in 2013 as part of AZRRI and since then has become the centre of excellence that aims at safeguarding and developing high-quality agri-food products by strengthening the links between agriculture, gastronomy and tourism. From 2014 to 2020, more than 1200 participants, 115 cooking classes, and 300 catering facilities were involved in the didactic kitchen activities.
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth
The PRIMA programme is an Art.185 initiative supported and funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
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