As one of the measures in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the decision of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia to close all markets from today. A measure taken by some cities last week, but which has led to the disadvantage of many family farms, which have already prepared their products for sale.
However, thanks to digitalization, some individuals, such as fellow journalist Mario Kokaj from Vinkovci, remembered to open a Facebook group with the goal of an online market that already gathers over 4.000 members in a few days, both buyers and owners of family farms from Vukovar. Srijem County.
The goal of the online marketplace is to promote local family farms and their offer in one place and connect them directly with customers. Find out more about the online market of Vukovar-Srijem County HERE . Food delivery is done directly by family farms, while a bucket of others can be reached directly on their doorstep, of course respecting all measures in combating the spread of coronavirus.
The idea of an online market has not been implemented only in Vukovar-Srijem County, but in several counties and cities. So look for them join.
The marinade is ready to take over and place on the market products that cannot be marketed
However, Marinada, the leading company in the region in the production, processing, purchase and sale of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, came to the aid of family farms today, announcing today that it is ready to take over and deliver products from Croatian agricultural producers.
"According to the decision of the Civil Protection Headquarters, as of today all markets are closed and we are ready to react by buying fruits and vegetables from agricultural producers, whether they are our subcontractors or not, standardize the product as much as possible and deliver it to the market." they point out from Marinada, and add that in agreement with Konzum and other customers, their sales range will be adjusted to the goods that will be purchased through this measure.
"With this move, we want to establish cooperation with all agricultural producers throughout Croatia, who, due to the decision in question, will not be able to place their agricultural products on the market through existing sales channels. In the current situation, it is necessary to take care of a safe and sufficient supply of the population, which we as a company do, and we emphasize that Marinada is an important link in the supply chain of fruit and vegetable markets, but especially now”They conclude from the Marinade.
For all additional information to farmers, find out on the company's purchase website Marinade.
IT company Bamboo Lab from Osijek created a free ordering platform to help small producers
Bamboo Lab, an IT company from Osijek, in accordance with the Decision on closing markets in many cities, as of today and in the entire territory of HR, over the weekend "arranged" and launched order2GO a platform to help small producers and bring them together in one place.
The platform is free, and in addition to promotion, it directly connects the buyer and the manufacturer, without any commission or fee. “Through the free advertising platform, we wanted to specifically help the smaller food producers that we need most at this time. Let's all support them”Point out from Bamboo Lab.
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