An example of a large-scale previously state owned farm, which now successfully combines economic sustainability and the provision of public goods.
Projects & Practice
The Walloon RDP supports the provision of quality healthcare services for ageing inhabitants of rural areas in Belgium.
RDP support helped a farmer to acquire the necessary equipment and infrastructure to continue expanding his organic beef cattle herd.
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.
This project created free outdoor recreational infrastructure for a range of age groups and motivated them to take up physical activity through workshops and presentations.
Granting a premium to support viticulture on steep slopes and terraced vineyards as a high-quality farming practice
A young female farmer in Italy received RDP support to convert to organic fruit production.
A series of knowledge-transfer activities to increase knowledge and skills on organic plant and animal production, processing and marketing.
De Putter is an example of how small communities that are facing a declining level of services can improve their livelihood and promote social cohesion.
An old abandoned farm through three separate investments was turned into an orchard with hail protection nets and a building to store the produce and equipment.