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    Kernland Saft & Most (Heartland Juice & Must)

    Topic area
    Basic services, Leader, municipalities
    Agriculture and forestry, incl. value chain

    Disaggregation level
    Agriculture
    Business management

    Project region
    Upper Austria

    Local Action Group (LAG)
    LAG Mühlviertler Kernland

    LE– Programming Period
    LE 07–13

    Project period
    2008-2009

    Project costs overall
    135.665 EUR

    Project initiator
    Norbert Eder

    LE 07-13 information

    Themenbereich (Untergliederung): Leader (Landwirtschaft)
    Themenbereich (Untergliederung): Landwirtschaft und Markt (Betriebswirtschaft und Effizienz)
    LAG (lokale Aktionsgruppe): Mühlviertler Kernland
    Maßnahme: M413 - M311

    Short description

    The Association “Mühlviertler Kernland Saft und Most” (Mühlviertel Heartland Juice and Must) wants to promote jointly the fruit processing in the region by means of the establishment of a modern processing plant (washing and grinding plant, Pasteur, Bag-in Box and bottle filler.

    Point of departure

    However the ecologically reasonable meadows with scattered fruit trees which are so typical for the Mühlviertel: Heartland are being less and less frequently utilised. But without utilisation there is no reason to maintain them. The processing to juices would be appreciated by many owners of scattered fruit trees, but the laborious work is not worthwhile.

    Targets and target groups

    - Increase of the income of the project partner
    - Safeguarding of jobs
    - Ecological and regional processing of fruits from scattered fruit trees.
    - Maintaining the cultivated landscape

    Project implementation and measures

    - Establishment of a washing/grinding plant
    - Belt filter press on the farm of Norbert Eder
    - Centrifuge
    - Filling plant for Bag in Box System (plastic bag, reusable, three-month durability simple and space-´saving storage, no empty bottles or empty crates)
    - Marketing concept

    Results and effects

    - Safeguarding of the individual stands of fruit trees which mark the landscape.
    - Kern land juice will become the leading product of the region.
    - Self-supply with juice is being increased
    - An opportunity for a value-added for many people is created
    - Initial spark for diverse must and juice products
    - Consumers identify themselves again more with the region and appreciate their landscape, their products and their farmers.