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
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
A group of young agronomists combined RDP support with innovative financial solutions like crowdfunding to develop a self-sufficient farm growing local, quality organic products.
A young female farmer used RDP support to develop a farm business that would provide her with sufficient income in order to become a full time farmer.
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.
RDP support enabled a family farm to improve the quality of the organic wine they produce by financing the purchase of new equipment.
A project that supported local municipalities in their campaign to reduce the use of pesticides by their citizens.
LEADER support for an arts in education project that promotes gender quality among school children in rural areas.
A start-up business in Finland used RDP financing to carry out a feasibility study which helped lower the risks in upscaling their production capacity of biocomposites.
LEADER support helped establish a web school for local businesses providing them with the tools to better organise their work and market their services and products.