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.
Projects & Practice
The aim of the project was to secure a supply of quality regional products in shops in small villages in the SPESSART LEADER area, and by so doing to develop shops’ regional products offer and enhance their long-term sustainability.
The BiomMap project aims to significantly improve the ecological network within the Wasseiges territory in the Walloon Region. Rural stakeholders will be able to identify, monitor and quantify the existing ecological network’s features, indicate its characteristics, gaps and potential for improvement.
Revitalising a declining rural community by developing a sustainable ecovillage through learning and networking.
The project was aimed at revitalising small villages that were suffering from depopulation by promoting rural tourism and affirming the cultural identity of the population.
Communities in Romania, Flanders (Belgium) and Scotland worked collectively to create a model for community-led sustainable tourism development.
A dairy cooperative used LEADER support to set up a biorefinery plant for recovering energy from whey.
Developing an area-specific vision on hedgerows and coaching farmers to manage and integrate hedgerows into their farming activities.
Using LEADER support to set up an electric car sharing scheme in a rural community.
A transnational cooperation project to promote DIY solutions for renewable energy production in rural communities.