A small group of young farmers started an initiative of collecting and sharing low tech on farm solutions, which then evolved into an digital open platform for disseminating innovations.
Projects & Practice
LEADER support helped establish a web school for local businesses providing them with the tools to better organise their work and market their services and products.
An inter-territorial cooperation project in Catalonia promoted the use of endogenous renewable energy and management plans contributing to climate change mitigation and adaption.
In Sweden, local non-profit associations, encouraged and supported by the public sector, are carrying out the building of broadband infrastructure in the countryside.
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.
The PRIP project extended the national fibre-optic network in Lithuania to some of the remotest rural communities.
A local association used EAFRD support to get broadband coverage in a rural area which was previously lacking any access to internet or telephone connection.
Setting up a house locating system in the rural areas of Formentera island, Spain, made it easier for emergency services and other service providers to access isolated rural homes.
Given that compost for growing oyster mushrooms was not produced in Romania and had to be imported, a group of farmers used EAFRD to build a plant for producing compost using their own wheat straw.
This LEADER-funded project created several small wetlands and helped raise awareness of and interest in water protection among landowners. It also contributed to increasing the amount of available water in the island of Gotland.