On the 7th of February 2020, the representative of Campden BRI Hungary (CBHU) presented the SMARTCHAIN project to the LO-KÁLI project in the Kali-basin region, Hungary. The interfaces between the two projects and possibilities for cooperation were discussed. The LO-KÁLI project is an interdisciplinary research project in one of the most successful rural tourism destinations of Hungary, the Kali-basin. The central question of the research is: What roles locally produced, processed and marketed food (or the LFS) can play in rural tourism and local socio-economic development?
Three main problem areas are investigated:
• Demand side – How is the‚ genius loci’ constructed? What makes the area attractive as a rural tourism destination and what is important for people living there?
• Supply side – How local food and services are produced? Who are the entrepreneurs, what are their origins, motivations, values?
• Local effects – What benefits, costs, tensions, developments (social, economic, environmental) result from