A young female farmer introduced a blackberry plantation into a wheat and barley production area and created added value by developing a new range of products. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Improving competitiveness' category.
Projects & Practice
‘Nos Oignons’ is an association that supported the preparation and implementation of three RDP funded projects that promote social farming in Wallonia.
Developing a herd management tool to optimise efficiency and animal welfare on dairy farms.
A micro distillery was established with the aim of producing unique, high-quality vodka and brandy from potatoes that are not of marketable quality.
A micro enterprise received LEADER support and turned a hobby into a revenue-generating business: using insects to produce protein flour for animal feed.
Two young farmers set up a hydroponic facility to produce high quality green fodder for livestock in the Canary Islands.
An innovative concept to revitalise the city centre of an Austrian town by offering flexible rental options to pop up shops.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
A marketing project to promote the high-quality Finnish oats to the international market and increase the income of small farms.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.