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
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
A dairy farm in Wallonia invested in renewable energy production from manure and produced milk using a more environmental friendly process.
A young female farmer used RDP support to set up a traditional backing oven and start selling organic bread in the local area.
LEADER support was used to exploit the potential of using large quantities of waste wood from landscape management as a renewable energy source.
In an area where cattle breeding is predominent, LEADER funding helped explore the potentials of producing biogas from manure produced in the farms.
A French region developed its own brand that capitalises on its culinary tradition, as well as the diversity and quality of its local produce.