Protecting and promoting traditional vegetables can lead to increased incomes for farmers and environmental benefits for society.
Projects & Practice
Using digital technologies to re-establish the connection between young people and forests.
Support from the Slovakian rural development programme financed the reconstruction of a forest road as to improve access for fire protection vehicles.
A farm used RDP support to set up a micro district heating system to produce heating from wood biomass and at the same time expand its leisure and tourism facilities.
Two RDP funded projects enabled a company specialised on biomass heating to grow by financing the purchase of mobile wood chipper and later on a pelleting system.
A forest association promoting forest environmental education used RDP support to create a series of high quality educational material in order to attract the interest of children and their families.
A farm producing flowers used RDP support to purchase new equipment and a tractor, thus achieving its goal to enhance and diversify its production.
An ambitious young farmer used RDP support to create a new niche product and a touristic attraction out of his produce of mushrooms that were not suitable for the market.
An entrepreneur developed an innovative farming model by turning an old farm into a demonstration site where visitors can see and learn about husbandry and endemic game species.
Support from the Czech RDP helped a successful brewery established in an abandoned pottery factory, to start expanding the range of services it offered to visitors.