Baltic Sea Food

Das Projekt „Baltic Sea Food“ ist aus einem Seed-Money Projekt, finanziert durch den Ostseerat (Council of the Baltic Sea States) mit dem Namen Baltic Sea Coulinary Routes, entstanden. In Kooperation mit dem Verein LANDURLAUB Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V. engagiert sich dabei der TMV als aktiver Projektpartner. Ziel des Projektes ist es, ein nachhaltiges und übertragbares Geschäftsmodell – einschließlich einer marktfähigen Handelsplattform – für lokale Produzenten-Netzwerke in den ländlichen Ostseeraumregionen zu entwickeln und zu adaptieren.

Project Summary

Local food producers and farmers in BSR rural areas are mainly small family businesses, who prefer to organize the sales through face-to-face contact and by phone. The market area of local food producers is usually their own home region. In many regions they have established local food networks to cooperate for marketing and information exchange.

Local food nets in BSR region have highlighted the need for cost-efficient distribution solutions for delivering food products from farms to local restaurants/tourism farms/shops/industries. The objective of current project is to design a sustainable and transferable business model for B2B distribution applicable for local food nets established by local food producers and providers in BSR rural areas. The model enables to establish smooth short supply chains in local and regional level offering opportunities for growth and improved business performance to SME’s acting in local food sector in rural areas.

The main expected result is improved capacity of national and regional organizations from 10 countries to support local food networks from BSR area interested in launching B2B distribution of local food products in business model and process innovation.

Project Information

Lead partner: Ministry of Rural Affairs of the Republic of Estonia (Estonia)

Project partners:

  • Latvian country tourism association (Latvia)
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommen Tourist Board (Germany)
  • Ystad Municipality (Sweden)
  • Latvian Agricultural Organiztion Cooperation Council (Latvia)
  • Business Region Esbjerg (Denmark)
  • Norwegian Rural Tourism and Local Food association- HANEN (Norway)
  • NGO Estonian Rural Tourism (Estonia)
  • Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce (Estonia)
  • Pskov Agrotechnical College (Russian Federation)
  • State Committee of the Pskov region for economic development and investment policy (Russian Federation)
  • Lahti University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • Lithuanian countryside tourism association (Lihtuania)
  • „Polish Nature“ Foundation (Poland)


Total project budget: 2 436 479 EUR, including ERDF support 1 624 240,15 EUR, Norwegian support 144 454 EUR and ENI support 45 239,55 EUR

Project period: 01.10.2017 – 30.09.2020

Project Contact Persons

Sandra Hippauf (Project Manager)
ph +49 (0)381 4030 634 | mail

Johannes Volkmar (Head of Baltic Sea Cooperation)
ph +49 (0)381 40 30 663 | mail

Cornelia Hass (Head of Rural Tourism and Head of LANDURLAUB Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V.)
ph +49 (0)381 4030 630 | mail


June or September 2018: Presentation of survey results and next steps of Baltic Sea Food project during a local workshop (separate invitations will follow)
April/May: Face-to-face interviews with 5 local food networks in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
26.04.2018: Focus group interview with different stakeholders of the local food network MECK-SCHWEIZER
April: Analysis of results of the networks and distributors survey in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern / Writing a survey report

Weitere aktuelle News und Aktivitäten finden Sie auch auf der Projekt-Webseite.

Passed Events

03.-06.04.2018: Participation in study visit to Skåne and Bornholm (Sweden / Denmark)
February/March: Face-to-face interviews with 10 local food networks in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
February/March: Carrying out a survey for distributors of local products in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
26.02.2018: Project presentation at the 2. Hofladenkonferenz, Bollewick (Germany)
08.01.2018: Project presentation during a meeting for founding a „Landesgruppe der Regionalbewegung in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern“, Gessin (Germany)
19.09./20.09.2017: Participation in Kick-off meeting, Pärnu (Estonia)

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