A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.
Projects & Practice
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.
An investment project that allowed a company to fill the gap in the local supply chain for wood chips in the north-west of Ireland.
Turning an abandoned park area and its gardens into a community hub to create opportunities for social interaction, training and employment.
Using RDP support to turn a farm into a nature reserve; contributing to tackling biodiversity loss.
A LEADER measure grant helped purchase film and photography equipment and training for a rural arts festival community project.
The Cywain Agriculture Project is an agri-food support scheme to develop innovative ideas in adding value to Welsh produce.