Previously uncultivated and overgrown agricultural land was restored and was used to set up a new competitive and sustainable business.
Projects & Practice
The creation of wetlands in the agricultural landscape can contribute in decreasing the leakage of nutrients into water bodies.
A bakery company producing high quality traditional bakery products used support from the rural development programme to modernise and expand its production capacity.
Expanding the production capacity of a company producing pumpkin seeds and potatoes, by investing in new machinery.
Investing into new machinery for applying liquid fertilizers on crop production in order to protect ground and surface waters.
An advisory programme on reducing nutrient pollution, implemented at county level, helps minimise the impact of agriculture on the environment.
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.
The Slovakian agricultural cooperative Panovce used EAFRD support to upgrade its dairy facilities and equipment, raising welfare standards and improving production.
Information and promotion activities on direct marketing by the Slovak National Rural Network.
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.