An innovative interterritorial cooperation project brought together Local Action Groups and other social partners to demonstrate and promote the use of solar energy by local communities.
Projects & Practice
The cost for fossil fuels can be a significant constrain for the operation of a small farm. Reverting into renewable sources of energy such as biomass, can help increase the farm’s competitiveness while protecting the environment.
A local action groups promoted energy efficiency upgrades in the towns of its area and in order to identify good practice examples it cooperated with partner local action groups in Scotland.
A farm producing lettuce, melons and watermelons used RDP support to modernise its processing facilities and better respond to the clients requirements.
A company used RDP support to install 9 ha of infrastructure for the production of fresh herbs, aiming to take advantage of the increasing demand for high-quality fresh produce in the European markets.
A collaborative system of precision viticulture enabling farmers to have online real time information about the health of the vineyards and make more targeted phytosanitary interventions.
EAFRD support was used to convert 5.4 ha of abandoned land into organic cherries orchards, thus helping to expand the harvest season and increase the farms profitability.
EAFRD support was used by a farmer to invest in precision farming and become more productive and comply to the needs of his long term client, a research institute.
EAFRD funding helped expand and develop a social enterprise in rural Scotland. A new training centre is built, a visitor centre expanded and more jobs for adults with special needs created.
The local community of Ballstadt created a financially self-sustaining combined village shop and café, which acts as an important meeting place for the local community.