Transnational cooperation between a French and Portuguese LAG on the topic of urban-rural relations has resulted in mutual learning about new ways to improve the scope and effectiveness of short supply-chains for local food.
Projects & Practice
IRRIFRAME is an expert system for irrigation backed by the results of more than 50 years of research on plant/water relations and sustainable irrigation management.
Seven LAGs in the Lombardy region cooperated to create the 'Fair trade economic district', which is an innovative development model to promote economic and cultural growth in rural areas.
A permanent local international market established on a village at the Slovak-Hungarian border enabled local producers from both countries to sell their products more effectively.
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.
The cooperative ‘Dobrina’ used LEADER support for awareness raising and capacity building activities in order to promote locally produced high quality fresh food to public schools and attract more producers.
RDP support financed the replacement of outdated irrigation infrastructure towards improved water use efficiency, increased crop yields and reduced energy costs.
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.
Finest Greek Tastes is an ambitious LEADER cooperation project involving 21 Local Action Groups and more than 50 municipalities, working together to promote quality Greek products based on local culinary traditions and culture.
A French region developed its own brand that capitalises on its culinary tradition, as well as the diversity and quality of its local produce.