An association used RDP support to turn the ‘disadvantages’ of long periods of cold and darkness in northern Sweden, into a unique selling point for tourism.
Projects & Practice
The ‘Terroir Moselle wine and architecture route’ is a ‘preparatory’ cooperation project gathering six LEADER areas, five wine growing areas from four regions and three countries.
Organising a series of educational events to raise awareness and interest about the environmental functions of the peatlands in Brandenburg.
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
Ensuring the preservation and restoration of species and habitats in Saxony, by offering free advice and relevant qualifications to land users.
A land consolidation project helped restore the functionality of vineyard terraces and thus maintained a landscape which is a habitat of rare species.
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
A company that produces ice-cider in northern Sweden, combined RDP support and crowdfunding to plant an apple orchard that would support its production needs.
Catch crops supported by the AEC measure in Baden-Württemberg play a key role in reducing the nitrate level in the region.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.