A family farm invested in soil conservation practices to increase its capacity to store water and its microbial biomass activity.
Projects & Practice
A new participatory approach for increasing landowners’ knowledge on how to manage drainage ditches that play a key role in Swedish agriculture.
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.
A transnational cooperation project to promote DIY solutions for renewable energy production in rural communities.
Expanding the range of tourist offer in a LAG area by supporting a small farm to diversify into horseback riding and therapeutic riding.
A small family forestry business used RDP support to acquire new machinery that would enable it to respond to the increasing demand for forest services.
An association used RDP support to turn the ‘disadvantages’ of long periods of cold and darkness in northern Sweden, into a unique selling point for tourism.
A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
An ambitious entrepreneur used business start-up aid for young farmers in order to modernise his farm and create a series of innovative products.