The South Estonian Food Conference took place on 25th of September in Võru, which has been chosen by the Ministry of Rural Affairs as the region of promoting Estonian food in 2019!
The main theme of the conference, which was realised as part of the implementation of the NICHE action plan, was “How to get local food in restaurants, cafes, schools?”. In Estonia there is many small food producers and providers who could supply schools, hotels, restaurants with local food. Speakers tried to answer the question whether and how this can be achieved.
During meeting some ideas and more questions came out, such as:
• how to organise logistics
• how to better market local producers
• do SMEs need e-platform to better connect producers and HoReCa sector? What kind of e-platform? Who should manage it?
What is more the conference was the perfect occasion for food producers to showcase their products.
Conference was organised by South-Estonian food network (incl. Tartu Science Park) and was participated by SMEs, start-ups and business support organisations.