AGRONET - Realisation of a permanent network of logistics, distribution and services infrastructure in the food industry chain of the Adriatic Area
- Priority and Measure
Measure 1.2 – Financial Support for innovative SMEs
Priority 1 – Economic, social and institutional cooperation
- EUSAIR Pillars
- Connecting region
- Type of Project
- Luisa Corbelletto
- Interviewee role
- Lead Partner’s contact Person - Staff Special Projects
- Finest Spa
- L.Corbelletto@Finest.It; Progetti@Finest.It
- +39 0434229827; +39 0434 229811
- Project website
- Budget in euros
|Role||Name||City||Country||Contact Person||Email contact/ project website|
|Lead Partner||Finest S.p.A., Financial company for the promotion of economic cooperation with east European countries||Pordenone||Italy||Luisa Corbellettofirstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com / www.agronetadriatic.eu / www.finest.it|
|Partner 1||Veneto Agricoltura - Regional agency for agriculture, forestry and agri-food sectors||Legnaro||Italy||Alessandro Censorifirstname.lastname@example.org www.venetoagricoltura.org|
|Partner 2||Informest - Service and Documentation Centre for International Cooperation - Development Projects Department||Gorizia||Italy||Sandra Sodiniemail@example.com / www.informest.it|
|Partner 3||Chamber of Commerce (CCIAA) of Bari||Bari||Italy||Ida Borrellifirstname.lastname@example.org / www.aicai.it / www.ba.camcom.it|
|Partner 4||Puglia Region - Industrial Research and Innovation Service||Bari||Italy||Francesco Clarizioemail@example.com / www.regione.puglia.it|
|Partner 5||Confederation of Cooperatives - Provincial Union of Ravenna||Ravenna||Italy||Giovanni Pausinifirstname.lastname@example.org / www.ravenna.confcooperative.it|
|Partner 6||Public Institution RERA S.D. for coordination and development of Split-Dalmatia||Split||Croatia||Mihaela Tomaševicemail@example.com / www.rera.hr|
|Partner 7||Ministry of Energy and Industry of the Republic of Albania||Tirana||Albania||Alfred Bundofirstname.lastname@example.org / www.ekonomia.gov.al|
|Partner 8||Foundation for Sustainable Development– OdRaz (Now: Project Coordination Unit-PCU)||Sarajevo||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Halil Omanovic Eldina Muftic Nezla Adilagicemail@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com / www.odraz.ba|
|Partner 9||RDA of Northern Primorska Regional Development Agency ltd. Nova Gorica||Šempeter pri Gorici||Slovenia||Tina Gerbecfirstname.lastname@example.org / www.rra-sp.si|
|Partner 10||COSIB - Consortium for the Industrial development of Biferno Valley||Termoli||Italy||Nicola Bascianoemail@example.com / www.cosib.it|
AGRONET aimed to accomplish a permanent network of logistic distribution and service infrastructures in food production lines in the Adriatic area, in order to develop transnational economic cooperation, encourage trade and increase competitiveness. In particular the project aimed to develop logistic and integrated services for the agricultural and food sector and intended to create a commercial network involving agro-industry operators (Farms, Cooperatives, Industries food processing, Commodity Exchange, Agricultural Markets), Logistic operators (Wholesale, Packaging companies, Transportation companies, Logistic companies, Storage platform, Retail), and policy maker (Ministries, Municipalities, Chambers of commerce, Universities).
What has been done during the project in order to achieve its main goal(s)?
The project has been carried out in order to develop transnational cooperation activities within the framework of the SME system and to promote forms of commercial cooperation and investments in transnational target areas.
The project identified, through analysis activities, the main causes that hinder the target area’s enterprises. The project tools were aimed at creating and boosting competitiveness in the territorial and productive economic systems and used to increase attraction of areas involved in the project. The project strategy was implemented by means of joint cooperation by all project partners.
The web portal www.agronetadriatic.eu was promoted among the local/national stakeholders during the press conferences and events organized by each partner and by participating in local and international fairs.
The Network development and promotion was visible throughout the project duration and was maintained beyond the project end.
Which are the project main results/impacts?
Result/Impact 1: OBSERVATORY AND DATABASE TO SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS
N.1 Observatory + n.1 Collection of tables for Database. An observatory was set up in order to provide information/support for implementing entrepreneurial ideas locally, with the aim of regulating agricultural and food markets, in order to ensure a fair distribution of value chains and to increase the presence of transnational products in local, national and international markets, while fully safeguarding consumers’ rights.
Result/Impact 2: IMPLEMENTATION OF A CROSS-BORDER BUSINESS NETWORK
Another result of the project was the development of a network and a system dedicated to the development of logistic platforms aimed at designing marketing support services for local companies in their internationalization programmes and in their integration and penetration into various markets.
Result/Impact 3: REPORTS ON CERTIFICATION AND FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
N. 1 Report based on the outlines of 5 reports on certification + n. 1 Report based on the outlines of 9 reports on financial instruments. The aim of the Reports was to create conditions to foster the use of implementation systems such as certified process quality and to identify financial instruments and guarantees for enterprises operating within the agricultural and food sector in the Adriatic area.
Result/Impact 4: INFORMATIC PLATFORM TO SUPPORT CROSS-BORDER BUSINESS NETWORK
The need to develop a logistic platform – http://www.agronetadriatic.eu/ – and a system regarding the platform within the territory was tightly connected with the implementation of advanced technological systems, so as to make it possible to acquire the proper information in real time. The instruments used allowed to implement a real-time mutual cooperation. The system provided various applications in order to support the network.
Results/Impact 5: CONFERENCES, GUIDELINES, TRAINING AND BENCHMARKING TOOLS
N.4 cycles of conferences (1 for each course area); n. 1 methodological guidelines; 215 technicians were trained (AF target value: 80); questionnaires evaluating satisfaction with the methods adopted were collected. Training and benchmarking tools were planned in order to: 1) strengthen and increase entrepreneurship in food production lines, with particular reference to logistics and distribution; 2) develop innovation; 3)promote new forms of productive, marketing and financial cooperation among enterprises.