A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.
Projects & Practice
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.
Turning an abandoned park area and its gardens into a community hub to create opportunities for social interaction, training and employment.
A small community invested in creating a multifunctional sports field to stimulate growth and increase the attractiveness of the area.
Responding to clients’ needs by offering new integrated veterinary services using a mobile laboratory.
Setting up a state-of-the-art greenhouse for hydroponic production of tomatoes using renewable energy sources for heating.
An on-demand local bus service, ‘Bwcabus’, tailored to the needs of rural passengers has helped improve accessibility, reduced car dependency and assisted in lifting rural communities out of deprivation.
A commune in Transylvania used EAFRD support to connect homes to a water and sewage network as well as other key infrastructure.
A young and dynamic team of veterinary sector experts received EAFRD support to establish a private laboratory offering high quality veterinary services to farmers.