Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
Projects & Practice
A project to help keep elderly people living at home safe and happy.
A farmer in a Less Favoured Area turned to organic agriculture and began growing ancient varieties of cereals. He has achieved sustainability through niche, quality production.
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
A dedicated communications campaign to promote the launch of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) in Finland.
LINC stands for Leader Inspired Network Community, an initiative of Local Action Groups and Network Support Units.
An example of how afforestation allows for the development and maintenance of farm lands where crop cultivation is almost impossible.
Using RDP support to implement a sustainable model of agriculture that combines the production of high quality products and environmental protection. Winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Environment & Climate Action' category.
Bringing together public authorities, research institutes and farmers to explore low carbon emission production models in agriculture.
On-farm processing can add value to the product and can also make farming a more attractive choice for young farmers - as demonstrated by a berry farm in Finland.