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
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
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.
An integrated municipal strategy to build a sustainable development model for the local economy based on the agri-food identity of the territory.
A micro distillery was established with the aim of producing unique, high-quality vodka and brandy from potatoes that are not of marketable quality.
A project to shorten the value chain from the farm to the consumer, to increase the availability of high-quality, local foods and to increase local business profitability.
A historic Chateau was restored to its initial state and turned into one of the most modern wine-producing facilities in Slovakia.
A small, remote rural community of around 1 300 inhabitants in Finland launched a Digi-Hub for the elderly.
Five districts in the north of Hesse joined forces to provide fast internet access in a region where no privately financed investment was covering the existing digital divide.
A marketing project to promote the high-quality Finnish oats to the international market and increase the income of small farms.