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.
Projects & Practice
Austria`s western Vorarlberg region used EAFRD funding to develop a support network to help its communities protect local wildlife and natural habitats.
A farmers association provided support on planning and facilitation of land stewardship, with particular focus on grazing in Sønderup river valley.
Farmers in France’s Auvergne region used EAFRD support to preserve peatland and wet meadows in two Natura 2000 areas where over a hundred farmers raise cattle.
Testing the transferability of landscape management to other Natura 2000 sites.
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.
Agri-environment cooperatives in the Netherlands use results-based schemes to distribute payments to farmers according to on-farm nature conservation results.