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
An integrated municipal strategy to build a sustainable development model for the local economy based on the agri-food identity of the territory.
Installing an efficient irrigation system in a fig orchard helped to better manage water stress for the trees and increased the quality and volume of production.
A young female farmer used RDP support to set up a traditional backing oven and start selling organic bread in the local area.
The cooperative ‘Dobrina’ used LEADER support for awareness raising and capacity building activities in order to promote locally produced high quality fresh food to public schools and attract more producers.
A French region developed its own brand that capitalises on its culinary tradition, as well as the diversity and quality of its local produce.