The genetic integrity of two species of traditional Lithuanian sheep breeds is being protected by agri-environment and climate RDP funds on a certified organic family farm which sells the sheep’s meat and wool and offspring, as well as uses the traditional breed as a unique rural tourism attraction.
Projects & Practice
A family farm that breeds the protected Marchigiana cows received Measure 14 - Animal welfare support to improve the way their livestock are maintained.
Animal welfare support enabled a farmer to improve the living conditions of his buffalo herd and at the same time improve the quality and quantity of milk produced.
Using the Agri-environment-climate Measure to support the preservation of the Hungarian Coldblood horse breed.
Offering support to maintain and possibly increase populations of specific rare breeds under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 of Ireland.
A project that promotes the use of renewable energy to improve air quality through training and awareness raising.
An organic cattle breeding farm is working to reverse the degradation of environmental conditions on the farm, whilst ensuring its long-term economic sustainability.
A family farm invested in soil conservation practices to increase its capacity to store water and its microbial biomass activity.
A rural women’s association used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to organise wool processing training courses and to create employment opportunities by valorising wool, a by-product of sheep meat production.
A pig farm used Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding to improve the animals’ living conditions and the branding of their products.