In an area where the agricultural sector is under pressure due the expansion of a nearby urban centre, the diversification of farming activities e.g. ice-cream production and marketing, can ensure the farm’s sustainability.
Projects & Practice
An educational institution for farmers in Austria used RDP support to develop a training programme using digital, web-based technologies and applications.
LINC stands for Leader Inspired Network Community, an initiative of Local Action Groups and Network Support Units.
A group of young agronomists combined RDP support with innovative financial solutions like crowdfunding to develop a self-sufficient farm growing local, quality organic products.
Precision farming has great economic and environmental potentials and a project was set up to promote its use in the Austrian context.
A Local Action Group engaged local coordinators to stimulate volunteer action and engagement in grassroots initiatives.
RDP support enabled a family farm to improve the quality of the organic wine they produce by financing the purchase of new equipment.
LEADER support for an arts in education project that promotes gender quality among school children in rural areas.
An Austrian family converted their dairy farm to produce organic eggs from laying hens in a barn after they saw an opportunity in the market.
An Austrian farm used EAFRD funding to convert the holding into a horse-assisted therapy centre for children and adults with special needs.