Agri-food incubator helps diversify rural economy and add value to farm products.
Projects & Practice
The aim of the project was to secure a supply of quality regional products in shops in small villages in the SPESSART LEADER area, and by so doing to develop shops’ regional products offer and enhance their long-term sustainability.
The project aimed to develop a cargo bike delivery service in the town of Burgsteinfurt that would benefit local people, local retailers and the environment. The service enjoyed ever-increasing demand over the project period with the participation of 15 retailers.
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 dairy cooperative used LEADER support to set up a biorefinery plant for recovering energy from whey.
A family business, trading high quality instant coffee, used EAFRD support to expand its business by installing a new more efficient production line.
A female entrepreneur set up a company to produce high quality fashion products made of natural material.
An initiative to sensitise companies in the Northern Eifel region to the problem of management succession at an early stage.
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.