An association used RDP support to turn the ‘disadvantages’ of long periods of cold and darkness in northern Sweden, into a unique selling point for tourism.
Projects & Practice
A dynamic agricultural cooperative used Rural Development Programme support for the setting up of a modern seed processing facility in order to enhance its competitiveness.
A family farm specialised on wine production used RDP support to acquire a new tractor and in this way improve its productivity and competitiveness.
RDP support helped a family farm to generate added value by applying a sustainable model of production through biodynamic agriculture.
RDP support enabled a home-based business that sells quality vegetarian food products to increase its production capacity and reach out to an international market.
The project supported the construction of a water supply network in the village of Reka, ensuring that all inhabitants have adequate access to water.
A newspaper offered training and mentoring, so that local people could become correspondents and give visibility to the daily life of small rural communities.
At a time when news reporting is often controlled by a few, large media channels, a LEADER project gave voice to small local communities.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
Previously uncultivated and overgrown agricultural land was restored and was used to set up a new competitive and sustainable business.