Transnational cooperation between a French and Portuguese LAG on the topic of urban-rural relations has resulted in mutual learning about new ways to improve the scope and effectiveness of short supply-chains for local food.
Projects & Practice
EAFRD support helped a traditional dairy producer in Scotland to differentiate his production from milk into an organic certified mozzarella type of cheese.
A permanent local international market established on a village at the Slovak-Hungarian border enabled local producers from both countries to sell their products more effectively.
A Romanian company contructed of a modern dairy plant with a renewable energy production unit that uses the by-products of milk production.
Natural potential of rural areas often remains unexploited. In Estonia the construction of a water themed park generated interest in the countryside and attracted visitors through promoting eco-tourism and environmental education.
The National Rural Network of Slovakia used RDP funds to support the organization of farmers´ markets in different Slovak regions.
A small essential oils company used EAFRD funds to add organic rose oil to its product range by investing into distillery equipment.
EAFRD funding helped develop new tourism attractions and tools to facilitate access to natural and historical landmarks in the region.
The Onion Route is a network of tourism service providers and a unique cultural space in the Eastern part of Estonia.