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
A rural business development and capacity building project with an emphasis on increasing revenue in the small-islands tourism industry of Denmark.
A project to give a voice to rural youth, to hear and publish their stories and to make them visible in society and its decision-making process.
Punkalaidun municipality conducted a feasibility study for setting up a biogas plant producing energy from manure, which resulted in an investment decision.
A fruit and vegetables producing cooperative used RDP support to expand its cold storage capacity in order to better respond to market trends.
A small community invested in creating a multifunctional sports field to stimulate growth and increase the attractiveness of the area.
Protecting and promoting traditional vegetables can lead to increased incomes for farmers and environmental benefits for society.
The project considered built heritage as a development lever for a rural area and relied upon the younger generation to raise awareness about it and to take care of it in the longer term.
A LEADER project that aims to educate and support the local population, especially young people, to improve the biodiversity in the villages of the area.
Previously uncultivated and overgrown agricultural land was restored and was used to set up a new competitive and sustainable business.