In the region of Veneto a network of actors cooperated to preserve biodiversity and to provide targeted support to farmers engaged in this task.
Projects & Practice
LEADER support was used to exploit the potential of using large quantities of waste wood from landscape management as a renewable energy source.
The cooperative ‘Dobrina’ used LEADER support for awareness raising and capacity building activities in order to promote locally produced high quality fresh food to public schools and attract more producers.
In a rural area without public sewage system, a LEADER project helped the local population to get familiar with the new environmental standards, legislation and requirements on wastewater treatment. It also enabled them to make informed decisions on which wastewater treatment technology to use.
A Romanian company contructed of a modern dairy plant with a renewable energy production unit that uses the by-products of milk production.
The project promoted the traditional architecture of Tsakonia region. In this way it increased the appreciation for its value and helped attract greater numbers of tourists.
A French region developed its own brand that capitalises on its culinary tradition, as well as the diversity and quality of its local produce.
The project supported the area of Chimay to promote 'green tourism' and boost local development by fostering cooperation among local stakeholders.
Awareness raising and sales promotion for organic crops and products
A family farm turned into free range egg production and used RDP support to set up a mobile henhouse.