A family business, trading high quality instant coffee, used EAFRD support to expand its business by installing a new more efficient production line.
Projects & Practice
Planting new woodland under a scheme in a partnership between Forestry services, a local authority and the local community.
The reconstruction of an old villa to create high quality tourist accommodation offering spa and beer wellness services.
A dynamic agricultural cooperative used Rural Development Programme support for the setting up of a modern seed processing facility in order to enhance its competitiveness.
Restoring the production potential of damaged forests through clearing, afforestation and preservation of young forest stands.
Restoration of a deteriorating forest road and the construction of a wooden lookout tower in order to protect 1500 ha of forest from forest fires.
Using LEADER support to set up a climbing park and create opportunities for diversified local economic development.
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 network that helps improve sustainability through farmer-led innovation. ‘Field labs’ and research grants provide farmers with skills, support and scientific backing to find solutions to the challenges which farmers face.
The model of the Rural Parliament is one which has grown across Europe. Scotland has adopted the model, following the example of others such as Sweden, Finland and Estonia.