The project focuses on improving access to agricultural land for new farmers and on adapting conventional agriculture to new agricultural systems based on the production or maintenance of biodiversity through profitable and innovative practices.
Projects & Practice
The BiomMap project aims to significantly improve the ecological network within the Wasseiges territory in the Walloon Region. Rural stakeholders will be able to identify, monitor and quantify the existing ecological network’s features, indicate its characteristics, gaps and potential for improvement.
A young unemployed resident of a poor rural area used support from the LEADER measure to create a business that provides a renewable energy source (firewood).
Cooperation to develop an online tool and on-site infrastructure.
Communities in Romania, Flanders (Belgium) and Scotland worked collectively to create a model for community-led sustainable tourism development.
A company offering agricultural services to farmers used RDP support to acquire a new combine harvester and a nitrogen testing equipment which regulates the amount of fertiliser applied across the entire crop.
Creating a testing area for young entrepreneurs wishing to work in organic market gardening or horticulture, where they can receive training and advice.
Developing an area-specific vision on hedgerows and coaching farmers to manage and integrate hedgerows into their farming activities.
This case study illustrates how LEADER can respond to local development needs.
In order to contribute more effectively to combating climate change, a Romanian LAG included energy adaptation and mitigation projects in its local development strategy. This case study looks at the role of LEADER in promoting renewable energies and energy efficiency.