Małopolska Local Product
In Małopolska Region, economic growth and GDP per capita is in comparison with national aver-age relatively low. This programme aims at promoting the entrepreneurship in this region, based on local products. This goal shall be achieved through developing human resources (training), establishing a start-up fund for NGOs and fostering the development and marketing of local products.
Security/ Stability/ Reforms
NGOs, Local Action Groups, individuals interested in business start-up, producers of local products in Małopolska
The Małopolska Region is characterized by mainly small farms of the average size of 2.6 ha which means a substantial dispersion of farmland. As a consequence of this, regional economic growth and GDP per capita is relatively low. Furthermore, the region is suffering from high unemployment compared with national average. The area's main potentials are valuable natural resources (attracting considerable tourism) and a rich, diversified agricultural production.
The aim of the programme is to develop local enterprise and agricultural processing in Małopolska through a) establishing a center for economic education, b) working out a good practice model for production and marketing of local products as well as c) building brands for local products in Małopolska.
The project has three main pillars: 1) Establishment of a new Centre for Economic Education (CEE) with development of courses, seminars and workshops to support entrepreneurship especially in agricultural products' processing together with set-up of a grant for related NGO projects; 2) The creation of a food incubator combined with a marketing strategy for local products in Gosciniec and - based on experiences - development of a best practice model; 3): Building of brands for local products in Małopolska partly based on already existing initiatives.
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Project number: 7F-07085.01