The genetic integrity of two species of traditional Lithuanian sheep breeds is being protected by agri-environment and climate RDP funds on a certified organic family farm which sells the sheep’s meat and wool and offspring, as well as uses the traditional breed as a unique rural tourism attraction.
Projects & Practice
Using the Agri-environment-climate Measure to support the preservation of the Hungarian Coldblood horse breed.
A young farmer created a new business model that combines organic farming and environmental protection with job creation and socially inclusive educational services.
Offering support to maintain and possibly increase populations of specific rare breeds under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 of Ireland.
A young female farmer used RDP support to develop her goat dairy farm into a dairy and become a major supplier of dairy products domestically and abroad.
A family farm converted to organic lavender farming in order to diversify their offer of products and services in an environmentally sustainable way.
A young female farmer used RDP support to install a cow herd management system which improved the economic and animal welfare performance of the farm.
EAFRD support enabled a young person to start his own commercially-oriented farm, thus contributing to the generational renewal of the sector.
Promoting extensive grazing in a communal area to enhance biodiversity in and around a Natura 2000 designated area.
The project took nature-friendly vine cultivation on a family farm a step further to develop zero-waste processing methods that valorise all by-products of grapes in a sustainable and fully circular way. The resulting seeds, oil and flour have proved very popular with customers.