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.
Projects & Practice
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
LINC stands for Leader Inspired Network Community, an initiative of Local Action Groups and Network Support Units.
Supporting co-operation and knowledge sharing to tackle eutrophication in a vulnerable lake system.
Punkalaidun municipality conducted a feasibility study for setting up a biogas plant producing energy from manure, which resulted in an investment decision.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
A start-up business in Finland used RDP financing to carry out a feasibility study which helped lower the risks in upscaling their production capacity of biocomposites.
An advisory programme on reducing nutrient pollution, implemented at county level, helps minimise the impact of agriculture on the environment.
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.
The Finnish Natural Resources Institute used EAFRD funding to develop the production of mushrooms for food and medicine to give forest owners an alternative income source.