This edition of the EAFRD Projects Brochure presents examples of methods and approaches that have been used across Europe to deliver results on the topics of rural broadband, digital access to market, farm modernisation, market development, rural diversification and sustainable communities.
It hopes to provide inspiration on how to develop the strategies and tools for different types of rural areas to be economically competitive, while at the same time preserving their natural resources and social cohesion.
This edition of the EAFRD Projects Brochure explores how Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding – co-financed by the EAFRD – has been used not only to support individual rural businesses, but also to create the kind of enabling environment that allows businesses to prosper in rural areas.
Supporting rural business usually means providing strategic interventions that can increase the likelihood of successful, self-sustaining economic activities in rural areas.
The projects highlight inspiring examples of how to provide advice, training and networking opportunities to rural businesses, as well as targeted investment in the digital and physical infrastructure needed by rural business, both on-farm and in other rural sectors of activity.
This document outlines and informs the scope and context of the ENRD Thematic Group on ‘Resource Efficiency'. It identifies the relevant policy priorities and describes the policy programming related to the subject.
A closer look at how EU agriculture and rural development policy help promote rural entrepreneurship.
How Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) are contributing to the promotion of local food production and short supply chains.
Supporting EU agriculture, forestry and agri-food industries, combining competitiveness and multi-functionality.
Quality and organic products are a key part of the Common Agricultural Policy and an important objective of Rural Development policy.