National Food Cluster
The National Food Cluster is a network of cooperation between Lithuanian food sector businesses
and research institutions which seeks to identify market niches on the basis of which Lithuanian
food industry could replace low value-added chains with high value-added chains;
concentrate human, financial, organisational, infrastructure and technological resources by occupying
designated market niches for Lithuanian enterprises;
organise a continuous process of acquisition of skills, knowledge and information by network
participants, enabling them to become active and competitive market participants.
The Association “National Food Cluster” was established on 3 April 2006 in Babtai, Kaunas district.
The head of the cluster is Dr Ceslovas Bobinas.
Association “National Food Cluster”
Mission of the association: Strengthen the capacity of cluster
members in the overall value chain for food development
with the aim of ensuring long–term competitive advantage
in domestic and foreign markets.
Vision of the association: a brand representing high added
value, quality and wellness, known in Lithuania and abroad,
developing high added value, health–friendly foods by
combining the competences of different members of the cluster.
Cluster coordinator tasks:
Bring cluster companies together into a network of high
Modernise the activities of cluster companies in the
development and production of innovative products.
Modernise and organise exchange experience and
Initiate joint projects and training to raise the
competence of CEOs and employees.
Apply for EU and other support funds.
Conduct joint marketing, publicity of the cluster.
Encourage cluster members to participate in Lithuanian and
Organize members‘ business missions, take care of the
search for new customers and partners.
Cooperate with science and training institutions to
achieve common objectives.
Attract new members to the classroom.
Encourage cooperation between cluster members,
exchange of information and exchange of best practices.
To represent the interests of the members of the cluster
in state and local self–government institutions, and in
Lithuanian and international organisations.