Strong underlying values and connections to academic institutions support LEADER/CLLD in Croatia, where the LEADER network is convinced that the LEADER/CLLD approach is of significant relevance at all levels of rural development.
Projects & Practice
The Local Action Group (LAG) Kostenets 2010 in Bulgaria has designed its development strategy with a strong focus on local needs. The use of the multi-fund approach allows them to meet specific local needs effectively.
An investment project for the modernisation and automation of a frozen fruits processing plant in order to minimise production losses.
A family farm specialised on wine production used RDP support to acquire a new tractor and in this way improve its productivity and competitiveness.
A market-driven investment to increase a sheep farm’s competitiveness, through the intensification of high quality organic milk production.
RDP support helped a family farm to generate added value by applying a sustainable model of production through biodynamic agriculture.
EAFRD support was used to convert 5.4 ha of abandoned land into organic cherries orchards, thus helping to expand the harvest season and increase the farms profitability.
A micro-enterprise received EAFRD support to purchase the equipment for producing renewable energy and achieve significantly reduced operational costs and level of energy autonomy.
A small essential oils company used EAFRD funds to add organic rose oil to its product range by investing into distillery equipment.