Protecting and promoting traditional vegetables can lead to increased incomes for farmers and environmental benefits for society.
Projects & Practice
A dairy farm in Wallonia invested in renewable energy production from manure and produced milk using a more environmental friendly process.
RDP support enabled a family farm to improve the quality of the organic wine they produce by financing the purchase of new equipment.
A marketing project to promote the high-quality Finnish oats to the international market and increase the income of small farms.
A project set out to renovate and expand an old dairy farm by using new technological solutions.
A small rural business used RDP support to purchase new stone-cutting equipment in order to expand its range of products.
At a time when news reporting is often controlled by a few, large media channels, a LEADER project gave voice to small local communities.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
Previously uncultivated and overgrown agricultural land was restored and was used to set up a new competitive and sustainable business.
A start-up business in Finland used RDP financing to carry out a feasibility study which helped lower the risks in upscaling their production capacity of biocomposites.