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
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.
A LEADER project used artistic creations to increase the attractiveness of a remote rural area and stimulate economic activity.
A young female farmer used RDP support to set up a traditional backing oven and start selling organic bread in the local area.
A French hazelnut farm used EAFRD support to develop a visitor centre, helping boost direct sales and educate citizens on hazelnut production and processing.
Three French municipalities used EAFRD support to transform a former railway line into a leisure path for walking, cycling and horse riding.
The Cywain Agriculture Project is an agri-food support scheme to develop innovative ideas in adding value to Welsh produce.
Agritourism Monitor Farms are rural businesses opened up to wider community groups, other rural businesses and related professionals for site tours, working groups and open discussions.
EAFRD support helped a traditional dairy producer in Scotland to differentiate his production from milk into an organic certified mozzarella type of cheese.
A French region developed its own brand that capitalises on its culinary tradition, as well as the diversity and quality of its local produce.