Short supply chain success stories catalysed by COVID-19 crises in Spanish islands.
Projects & Practice
River management plan helps Finnish farmers improve aquatic ecosystems
The genetic integrity of two species of traditional Lithuanian sheep breeds is being protected by agri-environment and climate RDP funds on a certified organic family farm which sells the sheep’s meat and wool and offspring, as well as uses the traditional breed as a unique rural tourism attraction.
Rural Development Programme (RDP) support enabled the reforestation of land and ornamental public spaces with native forest species, while promoting environmental awareness, education and training.
Promoting family care services for the elderly in sparsely populated regions in Lapland and Koillismaa.
The project aim was for the Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas region to reach UNESCO Global Geopark status and this was achieved in summer 2020. Through project activities regional municipalities, Metsähallitus, Natural Resources Institute Finland, companies, associations, educational institutions and individual residents have worked together to develop the region and to construct a sustainable nature tourism destination.
The Digitally Visiting project has pioneered digital skill development in Central Finland. The project has demonstrated that there is a large need for local digital support to develop residents’ digital skills, especially in remote rural regions. The project encouraged and guided rural residents to use electronic services and so has contributed to making rural living in Central Finland more appealing.
A case study on NRN support to designing LEADER.
Spain’s national rural network (REDR) have used a participative process to inform LEADER design for the 2021-2027 programme.