Building the capacity of rural communities to protect water biodiversity in Ireland.
Projects & Practice
Agri-food incubator helps diversify rural economy and add value to farm products.
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 young unemployed resident of a poor rural area used support from the LEADER measure to create a business that provides a renewable energy source (firewood).
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 female entrepreneur set up a company to produce high quality fashion products made of natural material.
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.