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
The Think Local development programme focuses on developing collaboration in short supply chain, by bringing together existing initiatives on farmers’ markets, farm retail, food tourism, regional food and drink networks and in developing added value for rural producers.
A leading manufacturer of conserves and jams used RDP support to increase its winter water storage capacity for use during the summer dry months.
The Walloon RDP supports the provision of quality healthcare services for ageing inhabitants of rural areas in Belgium.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
‘Nos Oignons’ is an association that supported the preparation and implementation of three RDP funded projects that promote social farming in Wallonia.
An integrated municipal strategy to build a sustainable development model for the local economy based on the agri-food identity of the territory.
Expanding a water reservoir and installing a solar farm to reduce the energy costs of irrigation.
A micro distillery was established with the aim of producing unique, high-quality vodka and brandy from potatoes that are not of marketable quality.
A project to shorten the value chain from the farm to the consumer, to increase the availability of high-quality, local foods and to increase local business profitability.