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
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
A historic Chateau was restored to its initial state and turned into one of the most modern wine-producing facilities in Slovakia.
The Slovakian rural development programme supported a high-quality bakery business in its efforts to increase production capacity and profitability.
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.
A small community invested in creating a multifunctional sports field to stimulate growth and increase the attractiveness of the area.
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.
Setting up a micro-fund as an alternative way to provide guarantees or loans for small, local organisations.
LEADER support for an arts in education project that promotes gender quality among school children in rural areas.