A CAP-funded project aimed to build the capacity of small-scale producers to reach the regional market and shorten the region’s food chain.
Projects & Practice
The Digitally Visiting project has pioneered digital skill development in Central Finland. The project has demonstrated that there is a large need for local digital support to develop residents’ digital skills, especially in remote rural regions. The project encouraged and guided rural residents to use electronic services and so has contributed to making rural living in Central Finland more appealing.
Female entrepreneurs used RDP investment support to increase the production capacity of their juniper syrup-producing business.
A Slovakian company with a long history of manufacturing confectionery products benefited from Rural Development Programme support to modernise its equipment and production processes.
A project used Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding to ensure easy access to medical and aftercare services for rural residents.
The reconstruction of an old villa to create high quality tourist accommodation offering spa and beer wellness services.
RDP support helped a young entrepreneur to acquire the necessary equipment in order to start his own wood construction business in an area of high unemployment.
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.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
A company that was focused on field crops diversified its activities by setting up a business incubator to boost the economic development of an area with high unemployment.