Planting new woodland under a scheme in a partnership between Forestry services, a local authority and the local community.
Projects & Practice
The reconstruction of an old villa to create high quality tourist accommodation offering spa and beer wellness services.
Restoring the production potential of damaged forests through clearing, afforestation and preservation of young forest stands.
Restoration of a deteriorating forest road and the construction of a wooden lookout tower in order to protect 1500 ha of forest from forest fires.
The Think Local development programme focuses on developing collaboration in short supply chain, by bringing together existing initiatives on farmers’ markets, farm retail, food tourism, regional food and drink networks and in developing added value for rural producers.
The model of the Rural Parliament is one which has grown across Europe. Scotland has adopted the model, following the example of others such as Sweden, Finland and Estonia.
A leading manufacturer of conserves and jams used RDP support to increase its winter water storage capacity for use during the summer dry months.
A historic Chateau was restored to its initial state and turned into one of the most modern wine-producing facilities in Slovakia.
A bakery company producing high quality traditional bakery products used support from the rural development programme to modernise and expand its production capacity.
The construction of a water reservoir helped combat the more frequent extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall and forest fires due to climate change.