Setting up an innovative enterprise in a historic building to strengthen the regional and local agricultural economy, while promoting employment and tourism.
Projects & Practice
De Putter is an example of how small communities that are facing a declining level of services can improve their livelihood and promote social cohesion.
Support from the Czech RDP helped a successful brewery established in an abandoned pottery factory, to start expanding the range of services it offered to visitors.
EAFRD funding was used to install a biogas plant, covering the farms electricity needs and generating income from the sale of electricity to the national grid.
A company managing publicly-owned forests purchased new machinery to turn forest residues and logging waste into valuable biomass fuel.
An Austrian farm used EAFRD funding to convert the holding into a horse-assisted therapy centre for children and adults with special needs.
This multi-million Euro project helped harness geothermal energy to produce heat and power by drilling wells into reservoirs of hot water that are found deep underneath the earth’s surface.
A young entrepreneur diversified his farm by setting up an agricultural day care centre.
LEADER funding supported the diversification of a family farm into a leisure business offering a professional golf court and a bistro with local products.
An old farm diversified into a spa that combines leisure and countryside lifestyle.