An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
Projects & Practice
LINC stands for Leader Inspired Network Community, an initiative of Local Action Groups and Network Support Units.
On-farm processing can add value to the product and can also make farming a more attractive choice for young farmers - as demonstrated by a berry farm in Finland.
Punkalaidun municipality conducted a feasibility study for setting up a biogas plant producing energy from manure, which resulted in an investment decision.
A dairy farm in Wallonia invested in renewable energy production from manure and produced milk using a more environmental friendly process.
A marketing project to promote the high-quality Finnish oats to the international market and increase the income of small farms.
An educational peer-to-peer programme for farmers that are engaged into innovative practices, facilitated through participative techniques and scientific expertise.
A project offering training modules targeting bovine breeders to promote alternative methods to maintain healthy livestock and decrease the use of antibiotics
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 Finnish NGO used EAFRD funds to develop a network of nature-based service providers and activities to support their development such as study trips and work groups.