Regional Business Strategies will lead to local activities and mutual learning

23 March 2021 - Published by Laila Dam
The aim of the SalFar business strategies is to paint a picture of the political framework under which the innovative farmers and food producers are working. Further, the aim is to make it operational in a local action plan for concreate activities to succeed in developing climate-adapted and sustainable food products.

- We are starting with a satellite view looking at world trade policy and the UN Sustainability Goals, then working through the EU policy and the possibilities in the coming CAP (Common Agricultural Policy), Senior Project Manager Dorte Storper at SAGRO explains.

- These overall policies are identical for all partner countries in contrast to the national and local policies where a lot of variety is expected. Our hope is that by collecting the different regional approaches a lot of inspiration will lead to mutual learning on effective regional activities – not only for the partner regions in the SalFar project but also for other salt-effected areas in general, Dorte elaborates.

The first business strategy for the Danish island of Læsø has been created. In the Middle Ages, the island was a financial center based on its high-quality salt industry. Also nowadays Læsø is a synonym for salt and the sustainable use of its nature-given resources for salt production, scrampi fishery, and tourism.

SAGRO is the SalFar partner in charge of collecting business strategies from all partner regions. SAGRO is one of the largest consultancy company for farmers in Denmark. The aim of SAGRO in the SalFar project is to create sustainable growth for farmers and the food industry, providing evidence-based knowledge dissemination. In end April 2021, all 7 partner regions in SalFar will present their regional business strategies and the mutual inspiration will start.