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 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.
A micro distillery was established with the aim of producing unique, high-quality vodka and brandy from potatoes that are not of marketable quality.
A rural business development and capacity building project with an emphasis on increasing revenue in the small-islands tourism industry of Denmark.
An inter-territorial cooperation project aimed at countering the declining trend in the number of overnight tourists in the South Funen Archipelago harbors.
EAFRD funding helped expand and develop a social enterprise in rural Scotland. A new training centre is built, a visitor centre expanded and more jobs for adults with special needs created.
A farmers association provided support on planning and facilitation of land stewardship, with particular focus on grazing in Sønderup river valley.
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.