An integrated municipal strategy to build a sustainable development model for the local economy based on the agri-food identity of the territory.
Projects & Practice
Developing an innovative model of local-level bio-waste.
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.
A family farm invested in a biogas plant to produce renewable energy while also purchasing a new tomato harvester to improve the farm’s overall income.
A dairy farm in Wallonia invested in renewable energy production from manure and produced milk using a more environmental friendly process.
A small family factory used RDP support to equip its new store, which sells its high-quality meat products.
A young female farmer used RDP support to set up a traditional backing oven and start selling organic bread in the local area.
A study tour in Italy and Austria enabled representatives of sanitary and epidemiological stations to gain new knowledge and exchange experiences on how to best supervise small-scale local food production.
An association used EAFRD funding to help preserve chestnut woods in Italy and boost growers’ income by buying new equipment and coordinating the supply chain.