THE GEOFOOD PROJECT IN A GLANCE
The idea born in the frame of KreaNord financed project in 2015. Magma Geopark in Norway lead the idea together with Odsherred Geopark in Denmark, Rokua Geopark in Finland and Rejkyanes Geopark in Iceland.
At the end of the project the consortium got approved the GEOfood criteria by the European Geoparks Network as official criteria to develop local food within UNESCO Global Geoparks.
GEOfood is expanding and several UNESCO Global Geoparks adopted the brand to promote the connection between the unique Geoparks's geological heritage and the local food traditions.
Branding local product and restaurants within the GEOfood label it means to support the Geopark´s local communities in developing sustainable agricultural activities, to increase the awareness about the importance of the soil, the landscape and the cultural heritage.
GEOfood is also becoming an unique tourist opportunity for authentic experiences that enrich both the body and the mind!
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THE GEOFOOD CONCEPT EMBRACES A NEW SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES FOR AGRICULTURE AND LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTIONS WITHIN UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARKS
GEOfood is much more than a simple brand. The GEOfood is a whole philosophy for UNESCO Global Geoparks territories.
GEOfood is an innovative way to connect all targets of the population with the territory, food
is an international language that anyone can understand; in fact, through the food we like to connect people with soil, nature and strengthen the food education towards km zero food and responsible use of the resources.
The GEOfood born as a concrete answer for the worldwide future agricultural challenges detected by United Nation within the Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) and specifically from from FAO. The adoption of the GEOfood brand within the Geoparks could concretely contribute to achieve many of the UNSDG'S targets detected within the 17 UNSDGs.
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