The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
Projects & Practice
Previously uncultivated and overgrown agricultural land was restored and was used to set up a new competitive and sustainable business.
The creation of wetlands in the agricultural landscape can contribute in decreasing the leakage of nutrients into water bodies.
An advisory programme on reducing nutrient pollution, implemented at county level, helps minimise the impact of agriculture on the environment.
This LEADER-funded project created several small wetlands and helped raise awareness of and interest in water protection among landowners. It also contributed to increasing the amount of available water in the island of Gotland.
Thanks to a LEADER supported investment, a shoe repair and manufacturing enterprise constructed its own production facility benefiting from savings on rent and easier access to the market.
EAFRD funding enabled setting up a sawn timber production company in northeast Greece that employs modern equipment and contributes to the local economy by using local resources.
A cooperative in Greece set up a fully-automated production line for 100% natural pomegranate juice and fostered a spirit of cooperation among its members.
A producer of extra virgin olive oil in Laconia region received support to build a new olive oil production unit in response to the increasing demand.
Finest Greek Tastes is an ambitious LEADER cooperation project involving 21 Local Action Groups and more than 50 municipalities, working together to promote quality Greek products based on local culinary traditions and culture.