A network that helps improve sustainability through farmer-led innovation. ‘Field labs’ and research grants provide farmers with skills, support and scientific backing to find solutions to the challenges which farmers face.
Projects & Practice
A project to enhance the facilities on a geological site, enable new visitor-based activities and attract more visitors who will spend more time in the area.
The GrowBiz approach to enterprise support is based on building long-term relationships with businesses and encouraging them to connect, collaborate, share and network with other enterprises in their local community and further afield.
A family business, with a long-standing tradition of producing denim clothing, used support from the LEADER measure to establish a modern workshop and increase its share in domestic and international markets.
A young female farmer used RDP support to set up a traditional backing oven and start selling organic bread in the local area.
Support from the rural development programme for England enabled an entrepreneur to upgrade his ales brewing business.
A small group of young farmers started an initiative of collecting and sharing low tech on farm solutions, which then evolved into an digital open platform for disseminating innovations.