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.
Projects & Practice
A project that combines research, environmental education and forestry practice and is aimed at small and medium-sized private forest owners who are severely affected by climate change.
Rural Development Programme support was used to improve the accessibility and educational function of a UNESCO-listed Natural Park in Madeira, Portugal.
Planting new woodland under a scheme in a partnership between Forestry services, a local authority and the local community.
Organising a series of educational events to raise awareness and interest about the environmental functions of the peatlands in Brandenburg.
Five districts in the north of Hesse joined forces to provide fast internet access in a region where no privately financed investment was covering the existing digital divide.
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.
A herd of water buffalo helps preserve biodiversity and wetland landscape in a Natura 2000 area in Berlin, Germany.