An EIP Operational Group was set up to strengthen the food chain and create short distribution channels for small and medium farms in the Madrid region.
Projects & Practice
A rural women’s association used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to organise wool processing training courses and to create employment opportunities by valorising wool, a by-product of sheep meat production.
In an area where the agricultural sector is under pressure due the expansion of a nearby urban centre, the diversification of farming activities e.g. ice-cream production and marketing, can ensure the farm’s sustainability.
A historic Chateau was restored to its initial state and turned into one of the most modern wine-producing facilities in Slovakia.
A cooperation project to promote the consumption of locally produced beef and create economic and environmental benefits.
A bakery company producing high quality traditional bakery products used support from the rural development programme to modernise and expand its production capacity.
Information and promotion activities on direct marketing by the Slovak National Rural Network.
Food producers and providers in Spain’s Aragon region used RDP funds to promote local food through short supply chains via a coordinated system of local and online outlets across an area larger than the Netherlands
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.