Collaborative learning and tools for assessing soil health contribute to farmers’ understanding of problems and alternative management strategies.
Projects & Practice
The project has created entirely new operating models to improve the well-being of agricultural entrepreneurs and how they can cope with difficulties.
The construction of a new production facility to process minced fava beans and to take advantage of the market shift from meat to plant-based protein foods.
An award-winning organic farm in Finland set up a food production network with neighbouring farms aiming to achieve energy and nutrient self-sufficiency.
A project to help keep elderly people living at home safe and happy.
A community centre used support from the rural development programme to enhance its services and premises in order not to exclude people with Dementia.
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
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.
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.
The model of the Rural Parliament is one which has grown across Europe. Scotland has adopted the model, following the example of others such as Sweden, Finland and Estonia.