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.
Projects & Practice
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.
An Austrian farmer used EAFRD funding to build a cheese processing facility on an Alpine pasture offering tours and events to learn about cheese and Alpine farming.
Information and promotion activities on direct marketing by the Slovak National Rural Network.
A series of different LEADER supported projects helped the development of distribution systems for producers as to improve market access and local food awareness.
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.
A permanent local international market established on a village at the Slovak-Hungarian border enabled local producers from both countries to sell their products more effectively.
The development of an online platform helped stimulate and support rural enterprises to turn to e-business.
The cooperative ‘Dobrina’ used LEADER support for awareness raising and capacity building activities in order to promote locally produced high quality fresh food to public schools and attract more producers.
Awareness raising and sales promotion for organic crops and products