An all-day bus tour to another country with 24 agri-food entrepreneurs and about ten experts and advisors has proved an innovative way of developing business ideas and the skills and confidence to implement them.
Projects & Practice
A Czech farm used EAFRD funds to improve its processing equipment, allowing to improve the quality and expand the range of sausages produced.
The Finnish Natural Resources Institute used EAFRD funding to develop the production of mushrooms for food and medicine to give forest owners an alternative income source.
A Finnish University used EAFRD funding to organise information days, pilot projects and professional tours to enable food processing companies to develop their local sales.
An Austrian farm used EAFRD funding to convert the holding into a horse-assisted therapy centre for children and adults with special needs.
An association used EAFRD funding to help preserve chestnut woods in Italy and boost growers’ income by buying new equipment and coordinating the supply chain.
Local authorities in France’s Midi-Pyrénées region used EAFRD funding to develop a medical centre to improve the quality of health services particularly for the elderly.
A Slovakian cultural centre used EAFRD support to develop and promote a regional brand to improve sales of local artisanal products.
A company producing bread and pastry products used EAFRD support to expand its processing and storage capacity as well as its distribution network.
Information and promotion activities on direct marketing by the Slovak National Rural Network.