A dairy company used RDP support to build a new wing on its factory in order to increase its production capacity. This investment strengthened the local supply chains and helps prevent the abandonment of the farming activity in the area.
Projects & Practice
Producers in Scotland saw the opportunity to link together their activities to encourage greater visitor numbers to rural destinations by creating a network of artisan chocolatiers.
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 integrated project in Italy supported farmers to add value to the local production of wheat and wheat flour, and thus become more competitive.
A number of arable farms formed a consortium to explore the possibility of growing oleaginous crops and adding value to the local production.
An association used EAFRD funding to help preserve chestnut woods in Italy and boost growers’ income by buying new equipment and coordinating the supply chain.
An on-demand local bus service, ‘Bwcabus’, tailored to the needs of rural passengers has helped improve accessibility, reduced car dependency and assisted in lifting rural communities out of deprivation.
The Cywain Agriculture Project is an agri-food support scheme to develop innovative ideas in adding value to Welsh produce.
EAFRD support helped a traditional dairy producer in Scotland to differentiate his production from milk into an organic certified mozzarella type of cheese.