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 cooperation project was set up between 4 LAGs and 1 FLAG to promote local heritage and stimulate the local economy around a lake area.
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 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.
A small potato-growing farm used RDP support to purchase a new processing line to enhance its economic performance.
The Slovakian rural development programme supported a high-quality bakery business in its efforts to increase production capacity and profitability.
A project that supported local municipalities in their campaign to reduce the use of pesticides by their citizens.
A marketing project to promote the high-quality Finnish oats to the international market and increase the income of small farms.
A series of knowledge-transfer activities to increase knowledge and skills on organic plant and animal production, processing and marketing.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.