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.
Projects & Practice
The local community of Ballstadt created a financially self-sustaining combined village shop and café, which acts as an important meeting place for the local community.
The Finnish Natural Resources Institute used EAFRD funding to develop the production of mushrooms for food and medicine to give forest owners an alternative income source.
A Finnish NGO used EAFRD funds to develop a network of nature-based service providers and activities to support their development such as study trips and work groups.
A small Finnish start-up company developed nutritional supplements based on traditional herbs and plants from Lapland.