Protecting and promoting traditional vegetables can lead to increased incomes for farmers and environmental benefits for society.
Projects & Practice
An environmental NGO implemented a project to preserve and maintain an old clay pit that provides shelter to a number of rare and endangered species.
A dairy farm in Wallonia invested in renewable energy production from manure and produced milk using a more environmental friendly process.
A project that supported local municipalities in their campaign to reduce the use of pesticides by their citizens.
A LEADER project that aims to educate and support the local population, especially young people, to improve the biodiversity in the villages of the area.
A LEADER project that promoted the use of the local natural heritage as a lever for sustainable local development.
A small family factory used RDP support to equip its new store, which sells its high-quality meat products.
Previously uncultivated and overgrown agricultural land was restored and was used to set up a new competitive and sustainable business.
A young female farmer used RDP support to set up a traditional backing oven and start selling organic bread in the local area.
The creation of wetlands in the agricultural landscape can contribute in decreasing the leakage of nutrients into water bodies.