A dairy family farm in Sweden invested in a biogas powered generator and a storage facility for substrates in order to become self-sufficient through the use of green energy.
Projects & Practice
In response to increasing demand for wood fuel, a wood processing company in Greece, used support from the LEADER measure to set up a new pellet production line.
A new participatory approach for increasing landowners’ knowledge on how to manage drainage ditches that play a key role in Swedish agriculture.
A transnational cooperation project to promote DIY solutions for renewable energy production in rural communities.
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
A cooperative of apple producers set up a joint effort among its members to control the codling moth, a major pest, by means of sexual confusion.
project focusing on the protection and promotion of a breed of cattle specific to Western Macedonia, the Greek Red Kastoria-Kristalopigi cow.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
The creation of wetlands in the agricultural landscape can contribute in decreasing the leakage of nutrients into water bodies.
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.