Agri-food incubator helps diversify rural economy and add value to farm products.
Projects & Practice
An interterritorial cooperation project to address the challenges of outmigration and ageing in rural areas by investing in new technology solutions.
A young unemployed resident of a poor rural area used support from the LEADER measure to create a business that provides a renewable energy source (firewood).
A family farm invested in soil conservation practices to increase its capacity to store water and its microbial biomass activity.
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.
Expanding the range of tourist offer in a LAG area by supporting a small farm to diversify into horseback riding and therapeutic riding.
A female entrepreneur set up a company to produce high quality fashion products made of natural material.
An example of a large-scale previously state owned farm, which now successfully combines economic sustainability and the provision of public goods.
This project created free outdoor recreational infrastructure for a range of age groups and motivated them to take up physical activity through workshops and presentations.