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The aim of the Green Supply Chains project is to encourage the use of local ingredients by local tourism providers and more widely. 

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We began the project in 2015 with the goal to increase the share of food and drink made with locally produced ingredients that are offered to tourists visiting Ljubljana. The idea was to connect the city’s green hinterland, in which more than 800 farms supply the capital with their produce, with tourism providers in the city itself. 

The project is highly sustainable - it shortens the supply chains and thus reduce the carbon footprint and use of fertilizers and other chemicals. At the same time, the project has been boosting the local economy while raising the awareness that sustainable urban and tourism development is always the result of a carefully planned and well-thought-out cooperation between different partnersand stakeholders.

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Locally Grown Food Exchange

Since 2018, as part of this project, four Locally Grown Food Exchange have been organized, which connected local food producers with restaurateurs and hoteliers, representatives of primary schools and nurseries, and representatives of other public institutions in the Ljubljana Urban Region.

The Locally Grown Food Exchange builds on the Green Supply Chains project in a sustainable development context since it raises awareness of the importance of locally produced ingredients even outside the sphere of tourism.

The project has since won important awards - in 2018 the project was awarded the Moving Forward award that honours best practices in public administration, the international award Best of Cities 2019 for the best sustainable practice in the category of cities and special recognition of the International Travel & Tourism Awards, awarded at one of the most important global tourism fair - WTM London.

Ljubljana Tourism has organised the Locally Grown Food Exchange in conjunction with the City of Ljubljana’s Environmental Protection Department, the Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region, the Ljubljana Agriculture and Forestry Institute and EKOmeter.

With the aim of shortening the supply chains Ljubljana Tourism is implementing other successful projects, such as the Ljubljana Breakfast, the Culinary Calendar and the culinary guided experience Yummy Market Walk.

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Ljubljana-style breakfast

Dishes originating from green supply chains also make up the Ljubljana-style breakfast offered by various hotels and restaurants.

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Culinary calendar

Every month we determine the key ingredient, typical for Ljubljana, which is inspired by that month's offer at the Ljubljana Central market.

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