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.
Projects & Practice
Construction of a new, versatile building consisting of a coworking space, a cultural hall and a tourist office, enhancing the services offered to the residents of a rural municipality.
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.
A small, remote rural community of around 1 300 inhabitants in Finland launched a Digi-Hub for the elderly.
Five districts in the north of Hesse joined forces to provide fast internet access in a region where no privately financed investment was covering the existing digital divide.
A marketing project to promote the high-quality Finnish oats to the international market and increase the income of small farms.
Developing innovative IT solutions that allow potential clients of a small company to assess the efficiency of the promoted software for emergency services.
A LEADER funded project to expand and upgrade the current transmission network on the small island of Samsø.
Visualising how today’s archeological sites and antique remains looked in ancient times using a smartphone application.
Setting up a state-of-the-art greenhouse for hydroponic production of tomatoes using renewable energy sources for heating.