At a time when news reporting is often controlled by a few, large media channels, a LEADER project gave voice to small local communities.
Projects & Practice
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 young female farmer used RDP support to set up a traditional backing oven and start selling organic bread in the local area.
A start-up business in Finland used RDP financing to carry out a feasibility study which helped lower the risks in upscaling their production capacity of biocomposites.
A small family farm in a traditional winemaking area of Croatia used RDP support to purchase new machinery and equipment for wine producing.
Upgrading the production capacity of a farm by investing into building new greenhouses and setting up an irrigation system.
Support from the rural development programme for England enabled an entrepreneur to upgrade his ales brewing business.