The local community of Ballstadt created a financially self-sustaining combined village shop and café, which acts as an important meeting place for the local community.
Projects & Practice
On farm care is a new type of service which can help farms diversify while significantly contributing to a more natural rehabilitation process for people in need.
A micro-enterprise received EAFRD support to purchase the equipment for producing renewable energy and achieve significantly reduced operational costs and level of energy autonomy.
LEADER support helped establish a web school for local businesses providing them with the tools to better organise their work and market their services and products.
RDP funding helped improve a meat supply chain in Aude, France, boosting breeders’ income.
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.
A herd of water buffalo helps preserve biodiversity and wetland landscape in a Natura 2000 area in Berlin, Germany.
EU funding conrtibuted to create and promote a new cultural and culinary brand for the attractive Vistula valley in Poland, helping the region to entice tourists.
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.
A Polish NGO used EAFRD funding to promote local traditional foods from the Mazovia region through a culinary trail, a food contest and a series of educational courses.