A bottom-up project that mobilised the inhabitants of a small town to create their own development plan.
Projects & Practice
A family farm invested in a biogas plant to produce renewable energy while also purchasing a new tomato harvester to improve the farm’s overall income.
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 marketing project to promote the high-quality Finnish oats to the international market and increase the income of small farms.
An intercultural youth event that allows young people from neighboring countries to learn about each other’s language and culture and to exchange experiences.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
A LEADER project used artistic creations to increase the attractiveness of a remote rural area and stimulate economic activity.
A study financed by the Finnish RDP aimed to find new digital solutions for making reindeer husbandry a more efficient and profitable business.
A start-up business in Finland used RDP financing to carry out a feasibility study which helped lower the risks in upscaling their production capacity of biocomposites.