In the region of Veneto a network of actors cooperated to preserve biodiversity and to provide targeted support to farmers engaged in this task.
Projects & Practice
LEADER support was used to exploit the potential of using large quantities of waste wood from landscape management as a renewable energy source.
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.
RDP support financed the replacement of outdated irrigation infrastructure towards improved water use efficiency, increased crop yields and reduced energy costs.
EAFRD supported the successful development of a local brand in a mountainous area in Lower Silesia, Poland. It enabled the local population to develop its unique cultural diversity into a successful, integrated touristic product.
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 French region developed its own brand that capitalises on its culinary tradition, as well as the diversity and quality of its local produce.
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
Agri-environment cooperatives in the Netherlands use results-based schemes to distribute payments to farmers according to on-farm nature conservation results.