Crete sets up a cluster for the promotion of local products and cuisine


Presentation of the products of Cretepromoting the famous cretan diet and federate the productive forces of the island, are the priorities of the new cluster “Kriti to Nisi Mou” (Crete: My Island).

Thanks to the promotion of cretan diet and healthy eating habits, the new entity hopes to encourage healthy production practices with an emphasis on organic products. The ultimate goal is to establish Crete as a forerunner in organic production and agricultural best practices.

To achieve this, the cluster brings together around the table actors from all economic sectors who will exchange know-how and best practices and work together to create added value for local services and products, which will make Crete a destination model tourist.

“Kriti to Nisi Mou” will also participate in international networks and organizations to gain insight, knowledge and experience while joining the global discussion on environmentally friendly agricultural practices.

“We are also looking with the interconnection of all sectors of the economy – primary, secondary (processing) as well as tourism and food and beverages, to contribute to further growth, while increasing jobs,” the entity said in a statement.

Stakeholders of “Kriti to Nisi Mou” said that the main objective is to present and promote a healthy agri-food model based on the food culture, biodiversity and the excellent climate of the island, with cultivation practices harmonized with EU requirements.

He also hopes to encourage cooperation through incentives to producers for the production of products unique to the island and to hospitality and catering providers who will promote the Cretan diet and products in their restaurants and hotels.

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