An example of a LEADER financed local festival that became a tool to promote cultural heritage and create the conditions necessary for sustainable local development.
Projects & Practice
A cooperative of apple producers set up a joint effort among its members to control the codling moth, a major pest, by means of sexual confusion.
A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.
Producers in Scotland saw the opportunity to link together their activities to encourage greater visitor numbers to rural destinations by creating a network of artisan chocolatiers.
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.
RDP support helped a young entrepreneur to acquire the necessary equipment in order to start his own wood construction business in an area of high unemployment.
The Cywain Agriculture Project is an agri-food support scheme to develop innovative ideas in adding value to Welsh produce.
A young female farmer in Lithuania benefited from EAFRD business start-up support to establish a modern, profitable farm.
EAFRD support helped a traditional dairy producer in Scotland to differentiate his production from milk into an organic certified mozzarella type of cheese.
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.