Boerenbond

BB Projecten vzw is the organisation through which Boerenbond & Landelijke Gilden make their joint competences and networks available fordelivering projects.

Boerenbond is the largest farmers organisation in Flanders, who’s aim is defending the interests of Flemish farmers, as well as providing consultancy and vocational training for them. Throughout its 150 years history, Boerenbond has developed a broad experience in assisting rural entrepreneurs with developing their business, networks and technological skills, not only in the 'traditional' agricultural sectors, but also in more innovative directions such as Experience Economy activities, green care, landscape management, biobased and C2C production, etc.

Regional food initiatives make people appreciate the authenticity of the food that was produced by the farmer close by. It really helps to close the gap between consumer and producer in these times of ongoing globalisation.

In the Fish and Chips project, we largely support Flemish partners, but other partners as well in developing innovative distribution systemsfor regional food products. So our region of activity encompasses the whole of Flanders, including the 3 specific Flemish Regions involved in the provinces of West Flanders, East Flanders as well as Antwerp.

To this end, we organize workshops and transnational study visits for entrepreneurs, we develop and support entrepreneurial networks, and we develop systems for distribution of regional food products, starting with performing feasibility studies up to delivering and testing innovative pilot projects in the 3 Flemish Regions. Furthermore, we provide expertise to other partners through the time bank of experts and we support the lead partner in his project communications activities.