In an area where the agricultural sector is under pressure due the expansion of a nearby urban centre, the diversification of farming activities e.g. ice-cream production and marketing, can ensure the farm’s sustainability.
Projects & Practice
An afforestation project to protect the largest body of freshwater in Guadeloupe and improve the biodiversity in the surrounding area.
Organising a series of awareness raising and capacity building activities for environmental NGOs in Mayotte.
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
Sweden’s National Rural Network has set up thematic working groups to improve and encourage the role of rural stakeholders in the delivery of rural development activity.
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
Investing in extending a cycle lane to promote soft mobility in the commute to work or the school run, as well as for leisure.
RDP support enabled a family farm to improve the quality of the organic wine they produce by financing the purchase of new equipment.
Previously uncultivated and overgrown agricultural land was restored and was used to set up a new competitive and sustainable business.
A LEADER project used artistic creations to increase the attractiveness of a remote rural area and stimulate economic activity.