Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
Projects & Practice
Sweden’s National Rural Network has set up thematic working groups to improve and encourage the role of rural stakeholders in the delivery of rural development activity.
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
Start-up courses designed specifically for new entrants to farming ensure a strong grounding in both agricultural and business principles in the Flanders region of Belgium.
Construction of a new, versatile building consisting of a coworking space, a cultural hall and a tourist office, enhancing the services offered to the residents of a rural municipality.
A dairy farm in Wallonia invested in renewable energy production from manure and produced milk using a more environmental friendly process.
Setting up a micro-fund as an alternative way to provide guarantees or loans for small, local organisations.
In Sweden, local non-profit associations, encouraged and supported by the public sector, are carrying out the building of broadband infrastructure in the countryside.
Establishing a totally new and innovative crowd-sourcing concept combined with a local financial intermediary.
LEADER support was used to exploit the potential of using large quantities of waste wood from landscape management as a renewable energy source.