Start-up courses designed specifically for new entrants to farming ensure a strong grounding in both agricultural and business principles in the Flanders region of Belgium.
Projects & Practice
An agricultural business used RDP support to improve its capacity to process and store its produce, while producing renewable energy from the sun.
A leading manufacturer of conserves and jams used RDP support to increase its winter water storage capacity for use during the summer dry months.
Bringing together public authorities, research institutes and farmers to explore low carbon emission production models in agriculture.
A dairy farm in Wallonia invested in renewable energy production from manure and produced milk using a more environmental friendly process.
Training on small-scale water retention was provided to the staff of relevant regional authorities in order to confront the impact of climate change at regional level.
The regional rural network of Silesia in Poland organised a study tour for its members in Scotland to raise awareness and improve their skills on organic farming.
EAFRD funding helped expand and develop a social enterprise in rural Scotland. A new training centre is built, a visitor centre expanded and more jobs for adults with special needs created.
Welsh rural development competition inspires innovation among young sheep farmers.
LEADER support was used to exploit the potential of using large quantities of waste wood from landscape management as a renewable energy source.