The Think Local development programme focuses on developing collaboration in short supply chain, by bringing together existing initiatives on farmers’ markets, farm retail, food tourism, regional food and drink networks and in developing added value for rural producers.
Projects & Practice
An investment project that allowed a company to fill the gap in the local supply chain for wood chips in the north-west of Ireland.
An inter-territorial cooperation project to support the development of a system for verifying the traceability and the sustainable management of wood from hedgerows.
Construction of a new, versatile building consisting of a coworking space, a cultural hall and a tourist office, enhancing the services offered to the residents of a rural municipality.
Developing an innovative model of local-level bio-waste.
A micro enterprise received LEADER support and turned a hobby into a revenue-generating business: using insects to produce protein flour for animal feed.
Two young farmers set up a hydroponic facility to produce high quality green fodder for livestock in the Canary Islands.
A project that demonstrates how agri-environment support can significantly help the protection of the environment while also increasing the profitability of a farm.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
Punkalaidun municipality conducted a feasibility study for setting up a biogas plant producing energy from manure, which resulted in an investment decision.