CAP support enabled three partners in a short supply chain to build local demand for their traditional product range through strategic business investments and a wide-ranging promotional campaign.
Projects & Practice
Using LEADER funding and LAG guidance, four fruit growers worked in partnership with a school and an agritourism guesthouse to establish a short supply chain.
CAP funding enables Romanian farmers to establish successful short supply chain for quality food.
Setting up a slaughterhouse on-site helped the beneficiary and other nearby organic lamb breeders to increase their profitability through direct marketing.
A cooperative focused on quality cheese production, used Rural Development Programme support to expand its facilities and thus ensure the continuous growth of its business.
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 young female farmer used RDP support to set up a traditional backing oven and start selling organic bread in the local area.
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.