#DEPROP (#FROMLOCAL in English), a business initiative lead by Prodeca to stimulate networking and commercial opportunities for regional small and medium agri-food producers.

#DEPROP, originally intended to be face-to-face event, took place on December 2020 in a virtual format because of COVID-19 mobility restrictions. #DEPROP brought together 20 regional agri-food producers (all of them with the official certification of proximity) and 8 buyers from specialized trade (retail and wholesale), mass distribution and catering companies.

This three days’ event with more than fifty online B2B meetings was an excellent opportunity for local producers to show their products and to stablish business relations.

#DEPROP is one of the actions foreseen in the Prodeca’s Action Plan; “Encouraging regional policies to increase the percentage of local agri-food products in public food procurement”. The result was positively valued by all participants which emphasised the opportunity to promote their products in a very complex commercial moment when almost all agri-food fairs are postponed or even cancelled.