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.
Projects & Practice
Setting up an innovative lavender distillery in response to increasing market demands for high quality, niche products.
A project addressing the Water Framework Directive, by restoring the natural flow of a stream, while preserving the local cultural heritage and protecting from floods.
An integrated municipal strategy to build a sustainable development model for the local economy based on the agri-food identity of the territory.
Installing an efficient irrigation system in a fig orchard helped to better manage water stress for the trees and increased the quality and volume of production.
A young female farmer used RDP support to set up a traditional backing oven and start selling organic bread in the local area.
A cooperation project brought together local farmers, inhabitants and public services managers to jointly define and promote soil preservation technics adapted to the local environment.
A French region developed its own brand that capitalises on its culinary tradition, as well as the diversity and quality of its local produce.