The genetic integrity of two species of traditional Lithuanian sheep breeds is being protected by agri-environment and climate RDP funds on a certified organic family farm which sells the sheep’s meat and wool and offspring, as well as uses the traditional breed as a unique rural tourism attraction.
Projects & Practice
Measure 15 played a key role in the protection and spreading the use of local forestry genetic resources in the Italian region of Marche.
Rural Development Programme (RDP) support enabled the reforestation of land and ornamental public spaces with native forest species, while promoting environmental awareness, education and training.
Promoting extensive grazing in a communal area to enhance biodiversity in and around a Natura 2000 designated area.
An intervention supporting the sustainable management of forest resources, leading to improved economic performance.
Maintaining natural and semi-natural meadows and wetlands to ensure suitable nesting conditions for an endangered bird species: the Aquatic Warbler.
A project that demonstrates how agri-environment support can significantly help the protection of the environment while also increasing the profitability of a farm.
A family farm invested in a biogas plant to produce renewable energy while also purchasing a new tomato harvester to improve the farm’s overall income.