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.
Projects & Practice
Awareness raising and sales promotion for organic crops and products
The “Living on the Edge” route comprises of 21 different sites presenting the nature, culture and history of South-Estonia using the yellow frame, the iconic symbol of “National Geographic”.
The Kodila meat processing company used EAFRD funds to invest in new equipment in order to enhance the quality of its PDO ham and increase its production volumes.
A family farm turned into free range egg production and used RDP support to set up a mobile henhouse.
The Onion Route is a network of tourism service providers and a unique cultural space in the Eastern part of Estonia.
An Estonian NRN TV-project helped change the public perception about rural life.