Agri-food incubator helps diversify rural economy and add value to farm products.
Projects & Practice
A social enterprise used LEADER funding to set up a stylish boutique selling quality second-hand items, supporting both reuse and the long-term unemployed.
The BiomMap project aims to significantly improve the ecological network within the Wasseiges territory in the Walloon Region. Rural stakeholders will be able to identify, monitor and quantify the existing ecological network’s features, indicate its characteristics, gaps and potential for improvement.
A young unemployed resident of a poor rural area used support from the LEADER measure to create a business that provides a renewable energy source (firewood).
A young female farmer used RDP support to install a cow herd management system which improved the economic and animal welfare performance of the farm.
Creating a testing area for young entrepreneurs wishing to work in organic market gardening or horticulture, where they can receive training and advice.
A female entrepreneur set up a company to produce high quality fashion products made of natural material.
A project that aimed to mobilise society, build inter-generational cooperation and promote the region’s culinary tradition as means to preserve its cultural heritage.
A unique example of a rural business which achieved economic profitability based on innovation and environmentally-friendly practices.
An agricultural company used EAFRD funding to strengthen its production of green asparagus and increase its share of the national and European market.