Reducing the gap between generations and promoting social cohesion in order to reverse population decline in rural areas.
Projects & Practice
Developing an area-specific vision on hedgerows and coaching farmers to manage and integrate hedgerows into their farming activities.
Helping elderly people to maintain their independence and remain in their own homes.
This case study looks at social innovation, funding and resources in LEADER.
A young entrepreneur received LEADER support to buy modern veterinary equipment that enabled her to provide farmers and pet owners with high-quality services.
Introducing a new forest management method that ensures the rapid and natural rejuvenation of harvested forests.
Local renewable energy opportunities generated through knowledge exchange, capacity building and training on sustainable forest management and energy transition.
Using Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to set up modern poplar plantations in response to the increasing demand from industry for high quality raw materials
Planting new woodland under a scheme in a partnership between Forestry services, a local authority and the local community.
A small family forestry business used RDP support to acquire new machinery that would enable it to respond to the increasing demand for forest services.