The project took nature-friendly vine cultivation on a family farm a step further to develop zero-waste processing methods that valorise all by-products of grapes in a sustainable and fully circular way. The resulting seeds, oil and flour have proved very popular with customers.
Projects & Practice
A community centre used support from the rural development programme to enhance its services and premises in order not to exclude people with Dementia.
A dairy farm combined three RDP supported operations to increase and modernise milk production and secure one full-time job.
The project made an Ekso Bionics Exoskeleton available to patients in rural areas. This enables community rehabilitation of patients recovering from spinal injuries, strokes and brain injuries.
A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.
The Think Local development programme focuses on developing collaboration in short supply chain, by bringing together existing initiatives on farmers’ markets, farm retail, food tourism, regional food and drink networks and in developing added value for rural producers.
An investment project that allowed a company to fill the gap in the local supply chain for wood chips in the north-west of Ireland.
A leading manufacturer of conserves and jams used RDP support to increase its winter water storage capacity for use during the summer dry months.
Turning an abandoned park area and its gardens into a community hub to create opportunities for social interaction, training and employment.
A LEADER measure grant helped purchase film and photography equipment and training for a rural arts festival community project.