Place-based policies will become even more important in the future due to several technological, demographic and environmental megatrends, the effects of which are likely to vary from region to region, including within the same country. The report presents steps that policy makers can take today to make the next generation of regional policies fit for the future.
Rural people around the world continue to struggle with food insecurity, persistent poverty and inequality, and environmental degradation. Policies, institutions, and investments that take advantage of new opportunities and technologies, increase access to basic services, create more and better rural jobs, foster gender equality, and restore the environment can make rural areas vibrant and healthy places to live and work.
Discover the Horizon 2020 project SMARTCHAIN, aiming to stimulate demand-driven innovation in short food supply chains to improve competitiveness and foster rural development using multi-actor approach.
The project will develop an interactive innovation platform where all actors involved in the project can work together making the best use of scientific and practical knowledge for the co-creation and dissemination of innovative solutions to practical problems.
An interactive format will ensure plenty of space and time for informal discussions, inspiring conversations and sharing of experiences.
The new EAFRD Projects Brochure on Youth and Generational Renewal is available on the ENRD website!
This issue includes twelve EAFRD-funded projects that show how Rural Development policy is helping to make rural areas more attractive places for young people to live and work, in agriculture and beyond.
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An EAFRD-funded project set up a small-scale mobile biogas refinery so that Irish farmers can process biomass.
The project will provide new opportunities to diversify agricultural production and contribute to reducing GHG emissions in the agricultural sector.
Get inspired by this and other projects collected in our Rural Bioeconomy Portal!