An investment project that allowed a company to fill the gap in the local supply chain for wood chips in the north-west of Ireland.
Projects & Practice
An example of a large-scale previously state owned farm, which now successfully combines economic sustainability and the provision of public goods.
Amstelland Natuurzuivel is a cooperative of farmers in the Amstelland region who set up a milk factory to produce regional dairy products for the Amsterdam area.
Acquisition of a wood chipper that produces chips for cogeneration more efficiently, thus reducing the cost of tools and consumables per unit of finished product.
Set up an operational group to test different practices for optimal catch crop management and assess their efficiency in reducing nitrogen and carbon emissions.
Using RDP support to implement a sustainable model of agriculture that combines the production of high quality products and environmental protection. Winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Environment & Climate Action' category.
Using RDP support to turn a farm into a nature reserve; contributing to tackling biodiversity loss.
An inter-territorial cooperation project to support the development of a system for verifying the traceability and the sustainable management of wood from hedgerows.
A pilot project to demonstrate the environmental and economic benefits of using solar energy.
An integrated municipal strategy to build a sustainable development model for the local economy based on the agri-food identity of the territory.