A business network used LEADER funding to provide an alternative source of business support to rural communities through local people with relevant knowledge and contacts.
Projects & Practice
A young entrepreneur diversified his farm by setting up an agricultural day care centre.
LEADER funding supported the diversification of a family farm into a leisure business offering a professional golf court and a bistro with local products.
An old farm diversified into a spa that combines leisure and countryside lifestyle.
A regional cooperative chain for biomass was established to respond to the increasing demand for woodchip.
An olive oil mill enterprise in collaboration with a university, the regional chamber of commerce, machinery companies, and others, created a partnership to test an innovative filtering prototype for olive oil production.
A cork producing business confronted high production costs due to increasing cost of raw materials. To tackle this the company used EAFRD support to restore its own forest and improve its productivity.
LEADER funding in two subsequent projects helped a small metalware company grow its size and capacity and take advantage of new market opportunities.
A Hungarian woodworking business used LEADER support for the construction of a new environmentally friendly manufactory hall.
The Deák family used EAFRD support to convert a farm into a mansion house that provides services based on the old traditional rural way of life while setting up a network of local suppliers.