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Project title: Local food project "UMA MEKK"
MEASURE: Leader
Measure name: Leader measure
Theme: cooperation
Keywords: local food, branding
Start year: 2009
Local action group: LAG Võrumaa Partnership Assembly
Name of the beneficiary: NGO Võru Partnership Assembly
Homepage: http://www.voruleader.ee/uma-mekk
Backround of the project: UMA MEKK is a jointly developed project by Võru county government, Võrumaa Partnership Assembly and Võru county entrepreneurs. Its aim is to gather together small producers of food and to develop an environment for them, to exchange experiences, acknowledge and contact and to market commonly Võru food productions.
This project keywords are: Mari-Moos-Magustoit (Berry-Jam-Dessert) which means that this network should contain growing raw material, processing and marketing it.

Project was started from South-Estonian Food Network.
Objectives of the project: To develop an environment for local small entrepreneurs, to exchange experiences, acknowledge and to guide them to start cooperating and working commonly.
Main activities: Supporting project - in November, 2009 organizing seminar and working groups (working groups on subjects like herb gourmet; making bread; "What to do with a sheep", possibilities of use of ecological food in catering); actions to disseminate information about trademark UMA MEKK - which also includes Media; publishing an information-sheet that would acquaint Võru county food producers; Subscribing a research that would chart small producers of food from Võru county and the district of Võru county

2010 - 2011: elaborating and implementing brand "Own Taste"
Experiences/lessons learned: In 2010. there was presented a new project to Võru Partnership Assembly, which includes following actions:
-collecting receipts;
-learning days;
-participating in 8 fairs + in Uma Pido;
-organizing a BIG FAIR in autumn, 2010.
Additional information about the project: April 2012 - story in the brochure "LEADER for local food developemnt!" - http://www.maainfo.ee/data/trykis/Kohalik_Toit_2012_veebi_bookm.pdf

News of LAG Võru Partnership Assembly", 18th March, 2011 "Videos of Recipes Book of UMA MEKK": http://www.maainfo.ee/index.php?article_id=1450&page=3452&action=article&

Article in newpaper Võrumaa Teataja, 6th November 2011 "UMA MEKK brings the first Big Fair to the Võru sports center": http://www.maainfo.ee/index.php?article_id=1133&page=3452&action=article&

News of LAG Võru Partnership Assembly, 30th September 2010 "New UMA MEKK brand name carriers": http://www.maainfo.ee/index.php?article_id=995&page=3452&action=article&

Article in newspaper Lõunaleht, 26th August 2010 "First products got the brand name of UMA MEKK": http://www.maainfo.ee/index.php?article_id=868&page=3452&action=article&

Presentation made within Rural Network Cooperation Chamber meeting in 9th March, 2010, project UMA MEKK: http://www.maainfo.ee/public/files/2010_03_09_Koostookoda_UMA%20MEKK.pdf

Presentation at MAAMESS (Estonian Agricultural fair), 23rd April, 2010: http://www.maainfo.ee/public/files/Esitlus_Maamess_UMA_MEKK_.pdf
Contact person : Ave Tamra
County: Võru County
Project inserted into database: 2010-03-30

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