Supporting vulnerable people and facilitating their re-integration into society through small volunteer jobs on local farms.
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 rural business used RDP support to purchase new stone-cutting equipment in order to expand its range of products.
An integrated project in Italy supported farmers to add value to the local production of wheat and wheat flour, and thus become more competitive.
A number of arable farms formed a consortium to explore the possibility of growing oleaginous crops and adding value to the local production.
Restoring a wetland ecosystem and creating an observation area, for ecological, hydrological, educational and touristic purposes.
An ambitious young farmer used RDP support to create a new niche product and a touristic attraction out of his produce of mushrooms that were not suitable for the market.
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.
A business network used LEADER funding to provide an alternative source of business support to rural communities through local people with relevant knowledge and contacts.
In a rural area that is rather disadvantaged and in risk of abandonment, EAFRD and ESF support were combined in a project for the integration of migrants through work training.