LEADER support was used to exploit the potential of using large quantities of waste wood from landscape management as a renewable energy source.
Projects & Practice
A dairy plant in Slovenia used EAFRD support for its modernisation and became a lead producer of high quality milk and cheese in the country.
In a rural area without public sewage system, a LEADER project helped the local population to get familiar with the new environmental standards, legislation and requirements on wastewater treatment. It also enabled them to make informed decisions on which wastewater treatment technology to use.
The project promoted the traditional architecture of Tsakonia region. In this way it increased the appreciation for its value and helped attract greater numbers of tourists.
A biofuel production and packaging line was established in an olive growing region of Greece. The waste residues are used to produce biofuel (PELLET) offering considerable economic and environmental benefits.
A French region developed its own brand that capitalises on its culinary tradition, as well as the diversity and quality of its local produce.
Natural potential of rural areas often remains unexploited. In Estonia the construction of a water themed park generated interest in the countryside and attracted visitors through promoting eco-tourism and environmental education.
The project supported the area of Chimay to promote 'green tourism' and boost local development by fostering cooperation among local stakeholders.
Awareness raising and sales promotion for organic crops and products
A young farmer applied and received funds as a new entrant to farming in seeking to establish a beekeeping farm.