During the entrepreneur exchange project, cooperation partners from Latvia visited enterprises in Green Riverland region in March 2018.
Klaara-Manni Holiday Centre, Tori Cider Farm and Community Centre hosted entrepreneurs from Latvia, carrying through also excursions in interesting companies nearby. The exchange trip started with consultations about hand-made wine and cider. As we had got some interesting cooperation ideas, while visiting our cooperation partners in Latvia, we started developing them further here in extended company of specialists. Ricards Ivanovs, the representative of Latvia`s wine producers, and Tiina Kuuler, Estonia’s handicraft wine field leader form Veinivilla joined us.
Wine-making ideas being dicussed at Klaara-Manni Holiday Centre.
Our second exchange day started with cider – we visited Tori Cider Farm. As our exchange partners are not focused on making cider, it was interesting for them to observe the special equipment and cider-making process of an enterprise which is still in active process of development.
At Energy Farm we saw herb-growing and extra services that come with it. Guests complimented the wholeness of the complex and its architectural solution.
At Piesta Kuusikaru Farm hosts told us about making apple juice and other apple products, also about the history of the farm.
The second day ended with big party at Klaara-Manni Holiday Centre.
During their last morning here our quests could look into soil production at Matogard.
This study visit took place in Cávado territory in the north-west of Portugal for 8 to 12 April 2019, was one of the activities of this transnational cooperation project supported under Action 10.3 – Cooperative Activities of the PDR2020 LAGs, whose objective is to disseminate principles and good practices implemented in sustainable tourism initiatives and projects, and to allow the exchange of experiences among entrepreneurs, technicians and other local actors in the various territories involved, which includes 8 Local Action Groups from four countries (Portugal, Estonia, Latvia and Slovenia).
2016. gadā šajā plānošanas periodā tika uzsākts pirmais LEADER sadarbības projekts “Ilgtspējīga uzņēmējdarbība laukos”, kurā ar vienotu vīziju par attīstītiem, konkurētspējīgiem un starptautiskai sadarbībai atvērtiem lauku uzņēmējiem, apvienojās astoņas vietējās rīcības grupas no trijām valstīm – Igaunijas (Arenduskoda, East Harju un Green Riverland), Somijas (Linnaseutu, Pirkan Helmi un Sepra) un Latvijas (Lauku partnerība “Lielupe” un Liepājas rajona partnerība).