This Lithuanian LEADER project empowered the women of a small village to create a brand for their organic fruit and vegetables, and increase the income they generate by selling their home produce.
Projects & Practice
A biofuel production and packaging line was established in an olive growing region of Greece. The waste residues are used to produce biofuel (PELLET) offering considerable economic and environmental benefits.
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.
A local community used discarded fruit to producing fruit juice for local consumption.
Identifying village tourism experiences that have resulted in successful practices to share and replicate them in other territories.
The community centre of a small Latvian village was renovated and equipped to support soap production and training courses, thus turning the village into a tourist attraction.
LEADER funding helped the economic development of a small Polish rural village building on the local community’s rich history.
A small essential oils company used EAFRD funds to add organic rose oil to its product range by investing into distillery equipment.
A small Finnish start-up company developed nutritional supplements based on traditional herbs and plants from Lapland.
EAFRD funding helped develop new tourism attractions and tools to facilitate access to natural and historical landmarks in the region.