In an area where the agricultural sector is under pressure due the expansion of a nearby urban centre, the diversification of farming activities e.g. ice-cream production and marketing, can ensure the farm’s sustainability.
Projects & Practice
A family farm used LEADER support to build a new greenhouse that would provide optimum conditions for growing traditional varieties of Estonian roses.
A small family factory used RDP support to equip its new store, which sells its high-quality meat products.
A small rural business used RDP support to purchase new stone-cutting equipment in order to expand its range of products.
A young female farmer used RDP support to set up a traditional backing oven and start selling organic bread in the local area.
A local producer of syrups and vinegars in Estonia used EAFRD funding to scale up production to create a business that sells to restaurants, shops and big suppliers.
An Estonian NGO assisted in a 10th anniversary celebration of a home café event started in an island town. They organised café workshops and helped spread the concept.
A year-round holiday cottage was built on an equestrian farm to accommodate guests. The construction used natural materials such as moss and wood.
A French region developed its own brand that capitalises on its culinary tradition, as well as the diversity and quality of its local produce.