The cost for fossil fuels can be a significant constrain for the operation of a small farm. Reverting into renewable sources of energy such as biomass, can help increase the farm’s competitiveness while protecting the environment.
Projects & Practice
A local action groups promoted energy efficiency upgrades in the towns of its area and in order to identify good practice examples it cooperated with partner local action groups in Scotland.
A commune in Transylvania used EAFRD support to connect homes to a water and sewage network as well as other key infrastructure.
Given that compost for growing oyster mushrooms was not produced in Romania and had to be imported, a group of farmers used EAFRD to build a plant for producing compost using their own wheat straw.
A small commune in Romania used EAFRD support to restore and promote its local landmark: a botanical garden, and design a training programme on environmental aspects for young farmers.
A young farmer realised her dream to set up a farm for breeding the Hungarian swine Mangalica using support from various RDP measures.
A Hungarian woodworking business used LEADER support for the construction of a new environmentally friendly manufactory hall.
A permanent local international market established on a village at the Slovak-Hungarian border enabled local producers from both countries to sell their products more effectively.
A young farmer applied and received funds as a new entrant to farming in seeking to establish a beekeeping farm.