Case study

The Local Gastronomic Points scheme (LGPs)

Participating partners: Highclere Consulting (Romania)

The Local Gastronomic Points scheme (LGPs) is a business model based on adding value to products from agricultural households by establishing small-scale, family-type public food establishments. The concept was developed by an NGO and was first implemented in the Danube Delta region, starting in 2016. Within the LPGs, food can be prepared using raw materials from the primary production of the household or different local producers and using local and traditional recipes for a maximum of 12 persons at a time. The objectives of the scheme are adding value to the products of small producers, generating additional/alternative household income, fostering local tourism, and contributing to the sustainable development of local communities and consequently to a local food economy.