The common agricultural policy supports the vibrancy and economic viability of rural areas through funding and actions that support rural development.

Rural development is the ‘second pillar’ of the common agricultural policy (CAP), reinforcing the ‘first pillar’ of income supports and market measures by strengthening the social, environmental and economic sustainability of rural areas.

The CAP contributes to the sustainable development of rural areas through three long-term objectives:

  • fostering the competitiveness of agriculture and forestry;
  • ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources and climate action;
  •  achieving a balanced territorial development of rural economies and communities including the creation and maintenance of employment.


The CAP’s contribution to the EU’s rural development objectives is supported by the European agricultural fund for rural development (EAFRD).

Oriane SAS has benefited from the EAFRD funding for agri-food industries under the Auvergne 2014 – 2020 rural development program!

This aid has enabled us to implement the extension of our production facilities and invest in new tools to provide more value-added services in the processing of aromatic and medicinal plants.

This corporate project has enabled us to develop new activities, increase our production output and become more competitive by implanting modern production infrastructure tools and machineries co-financed by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and Europe.