A company that was focused on field crops diversified its activities by setting up a business incubator to boost the economic development of an area with high unemployment.
Projects & Practice
The Slovakian rural development programme supported a high-quality bakery business in its efforts to increase production capacity and profitability.
A marketing project to promote the high-quality Finnish oats to the international market and increase the income of small farms.
A family farm used LEADER support to build a new greenhouse that would provide optimum conditions for growing traditional varieties of Estonian roses.
A small family factory used RDP support to equip its new store, which sells its high-quality meat products.
A small rural business used RDP support to purchase new stone-cutting equipment in order to expand its range of products.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
In order to take advantage of the enormous potential of outdoor tourism, fostering cooperation and networking among the local actors is essential.
Setting up a micro-fund as an alternative way to provide guarantees or loans for small, local organisations.
A LEADER project used artistic creations to increase the attractiveness of a remote rural area and stimulate economic activity.