The Rural Development Research Platform Association is launching the GustDeIași project (Building the GustDeIași.ro digital platform, in support of facilitating the access of consumers in the municipality of Iași to food products, directly from local and regional producers). The project is financed by the Iași City Hall, and its purpose is to increase the degree of information and accessibility of the citizens of Iași regarding the producers of agro-food products from the North East Development Region, present on the Iași market.
This project starts from the idea that, at the level of the Municipality of Iași, consumers encounter difficulties in terms of identifying local producers of agri-food products and, above all, producers who ensure the delivery of products directly to the home, this reality being particularly highlighted especially in crisis situations, as is the case of the health and economic crisis caused by SARS-CoV-2 in Romania. This crisis with considerable implications for all sectors of economic activity, in addition to causing food insecurity, has also demonstrated the vulnerability of conventional supply chains. In this sense, short food chains can significantly contribute to overcoming the effects of the economic and food crisis.
We invite you to follow this project, either as producers or as consumers, with the hope that our initiative helps increase the quality of life in the city of Iași by contributing to the development of healthier eating behavior.