A canal stream was reconstructed to get extra water storage capacity and to improve the water quality and biodiversity in the surrounding area.
Projects & Practice
Seven LAGs in the Lombardy region cooperated to create the 'Fair trade economic district', which is an innovative development model to promote economic and cultural growth in rural areas.
The members of a cooperative in Tuscany, cooperated with a university to investigate the possibility to produce cheese, yogurt and possibly cosmetics from donkey milk.
A young farmer realised her dream to set up a farm for breeding the Hungarian swine Mangalica using support from various RDP measures.
LEADER support was used to exploit the potential of using large quantities of waste wood from landscape management as a renewable energy source.
The development of an online platform helped stimulate and support rural enterprises to turn to e-business.
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 design of circular cyclist trial of 146 km across the regional park Sierra Espuña. This kind of tourism promotes local development while ensuring minimum environmental impact.
In an area where cattle breeding is predominent, LEADER funding helped explore the potentials of producing biogas from manure produced in the farms.
Setting up a briquette production plant that uses wood dust and energetic willow, shows how a region's natural resources can be used for energy production in an environmentally friendly way.