Networking is a policy instrument within the framework of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) – otherwise known as Pillar 2 of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Experience shows that networks are an effective means of informing, inspiring and empowering local people in rural communities.
A wide range of different environmental services can be assisted through the EAFRD using financial support that is available to EU Member States’ Rural Development Programmes (RDP).
How Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) are contributing to the promotion of local food production and short supply chains.
This issue focuses on the inter-relationship between two key elements of the LEADER approach - Local Development Strategies and cooperation.