Our target is to promote cooperation between Latvian food enterprises and increase their export potential

The goal of the Food products quality cluster is to develop co-operation of non-interconnected entrepreneurs, research, education and other institutions, thus furthering competitiveness of industries and entrepreneurs, growth of export volumes as well as innovations and development of new products.

Lines of activity

  • Improving quality of food products and furthering consumption of highest quality foods
  • Furthering public awareness of the cluster and its employees, marketing activities.
  • Co-operation with institutions of education and science (also in the field of education quality of graduates of professional and higher education institutions).
  • Increasing efficiency and competitiveness of delivery chains on both local and export markets.

 

FOREIGN COOPERATION

In co-operation with foreign partners / organisations, the Food products quality cluster is interested in:

  • carrying out joint export activities to third countries;
  • carrying out joint research on developing new products and technologies;
  • exchanging experience to improve the competitiveness and global positions of the food sector and sub-sectors (such as milk, meat);
  • participating in regional activities;
  • participating in cluster cooperation programmes;
  • developing cross-sectorial cooperation.

 

So far the Food products quality cluster has accomplished the following:

  • organised 326 business meetings with foreign companies for 28 Latvian food producers;
  • organised Latvian food producer group visits to 15 countries – as a result, more than 50 food product deliveries were made to export markets;
  • carried out research on improving food product packaging and on extending the food product expiration date – as a result, new products have been introduced;
  • developed the National Quality guidelines to support the production of quality products.

 

Contacts

Armands Lejas-Krumins, Food products quality cluster manager

Phone: + 371 67808968

E-mail: armands.lejas-krumins@lpuf.lv

www.ppkk.lv

Address:

Republikas laukums 2, Office 510

Riga, LV - 1981