Using LEADER support to promote innovative water management techniques among the farming community in Flanders.
Projects & Practice
Setting up and expanding modular containers as workspaces where people from vulnerable groups in Lithuania carry out manual work, gaining an income and valuable social connection.
A social enterprise used LEADER funding to set up a stylish boutique selling quality second-hand items, supporting both reuse and the long-term unemployed.
The project focuses on improving access to agricultural land for new farmers and on adapting conventional agriculture to new agricultural systems based on the production or maintenance of biodiversity through profitable and innovative practices.
Creating a testing area for young entrepreneurs wishing to work in organic market gardening or horticulture, where they can receive training and advice.
Developing an area-specific vision on hedgerows and coaching farmers to manage and integrate hedgerows into their farming activities.
A young entrepreneur received LEADER support to buy modern veterinary equipment that enabled her to provide farmers and pet owners with high-quality services.
A female entrepreneur used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support for young farmers to grow her business of producing herbs and container ornamental plants.
A Maltese young farmer took over his father’s sheep farm in order to preserve local traditions, whilst incorporating new and innovative ideas in the production and marketing process.
Promoting the sustainable management of small, privately owned forests. This is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'LEADER' category.