A young farmer with reduced mobility used support from the Rural Development Programme (RDP) to expand his organic lavender farm and create jobs for people with disabilities.
Projects & Practice
This project solved problems of mobility and access to public services in an isolated territory by providing a non-polluting vehicle at an affordable cost, while encouraging carpooling and strengthening social ties.
Green Care projects on family farms offer social services close to home in rural areas. They increase the quality of life for people, secure and create jobs while also helping to preserve small-scale agriculture and forestry.
The ACCESS’R project aimed at collecting and disseminating ideas on how to develop new services for people living in rural areas.
The ‘Climate and Energy Region’ is an integrated awareness raising campaign on climate change, addressed to children, young people, adults, businesses and communities.
Developing a regional sustainable transport and mobility scheme through coordinated data analysis, multi-actor engagement and innovative solutions to improve inclusiveness.
The construction of two small water basins that minimise the risk of floods and offer a habitat that promotes biodiversity.
Reducing the cost of renovation works for households lacking essential energy services by bringing together local resources, including people’s skills and time. This is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Social Inclusion' category.
A group of young agronomists combined RDP support with innovative financial solutions like crowdfunding to develop a self-sufficient farm growing local, quality organic products.
A series of seminars to create opportunities for formal and tacit knowledge transfer between experienced farmers and newcomers to agriculture.