Producers in Scotland saw the opportunity to link together their activities to encourage greater visitor numbers to rural destinations by creating a network of artisan chocolatiers.
Projects & Practice
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.
A leading manufacturer of conserves and jams used RDP support to increase its winter water storage capacity for use during the summer dry months.
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.
Investing in extending a cycle lane to promote soft mobility in the commute to work or the school run, as well as for leisure.
A LEADER project used artistic creations to increase the attractiveness of a remote rural area and stimulate economic activity.
EAFRD funding helped expand and develop a social enterprise in rural Scotland. A new training centre is built, a visitor centre expanded and more jobs for adults with special needs created.
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.
Three French municipalities used EAFRD support to transform a former railway line into a leisure path for walking, cycling and horse riding.
Agritourism Monitor Farms are rural businesses opened up to wider community groups, other rural businesses and related professionals for site tours, working groups and open discussions.