Producers in Scotland saw the opportunity to link together their activities to encourage greater visitor numbers to rural destinations by creating a network of artisan chocolatiers.
Projects & Practice
Scotland’s RDP has adopted simplified administration systems that include a ‘two-tier’ application process for RDP grants. This was introduced to provide proportionate ‘fast-track’ procedures for projects requiring smaller amounts of RDP funding.
A project to enhance the facilities on a geological site, enable new visitor-based activities and attract more visitors who will spend more time in the area.
Expanding a viticulture business to meet market demand by investing in modern and efficient equipment.
A small potato-growing farm used RDP support to purchase a new processing line to enhance its economic performance.
A historic Chateau was restored to its initial state and turned into one of the most modern wine-producing facilities in Slovakia.
The Slovakian rural development programme supported a high-quality bakery business in its efforts to increase production capacity and profitability.
Support from the rural development programme for England enabled an entrepreneur to upgrade his ales brewing business.
Expanding the production capacity of a company producing pumpkin seeds and potatoes, by investing in new machinery.
Investing into new machinery for applying liquid fertilizers on crop production in order to protect ground and surface waters.