CAP support enabled three partners in a short supply chain to build local demand for their traditional product range through strategic business investments and a wide-ranging promotional campaign.
Projects & Practice
Using LEADER funding and LAG guidance, four fruit growers worked in partnership with a school and an agritourism guesthouse to establish a short supply chain.
CAP funding enables Romanian farmers to establish successful short supply chain for quality food.
Mobilising rural awareness in Finland about sustainable transport opportunities
A pig farm used Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding to improve the animals’ living conditions and the branding of their products.
A cooperative focused on quality cheese production, used Rural Development Programme support to expand its facilities and thus ensure the continuous growth of its business.
Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
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.
On-farm processing can add value to the product and can also make farming a more attractive choice for young farmers - as demonstrated by a berry farm in Finland.
Punkalaidun municipality conducted a feasibility study for setting up a biogas plant producing energy from manure, which resulted in an investment decision.