Building the capacity of rural communities to protect water biodiversity in Ireland.
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 project aimed to develop a cargo bike delivery service in the town of Burgsteinfurt that would benefit local people, local retailers and the environment. The service enjoyed ever-increasing demand over the project period with the participation of 15 retailers.
A consultancy company which specialises in remote sensing applications for agricultural analysis used LEADER support to invest in a suitably equipped, lightweight Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
A dairy cooperative used LEADER support to set up a biorefinery plant for recovering energy from whey.
A new culinary concept for a restaurant which gives diners a clear view of the farm’s cattle barn helping them discover the linkages between food and farming.
Helping a new type of rural enterprise that can support a transition towards a green, diversified rural economy. Coillte Sláintiúil provides services to protect, rejuvenate and replace native woodlands.
An initiative to sensitise companies in the Northern Eifel region to the problem of management succession at an early stage.
An investment project that allowed a company to fill the gap in the local supply chain for wood chips in the north-west of Ireland.
A start-up company specialising in outdoor sports activities used RDP support to purchase equipment and respond to increasing demand for adventure tourism.