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
Measure 15 played a key role in the protection and spreading the use of local forestry genetic resources in the Italian region of Marche.
Rural Development Programme support was used to improve the accessibility and educational function of a UNESCO-listed Natural Park in Madeira, Portugal.
Supporting activities for the development and promotion of a Culinary Trail in the Opolskie Voivodeship, combined with capacity building for its members.
A small farm converted to organic vegetable production and in so doing successfully increased its competitiveness and profitability.
A Sardinian agricultural company applied for RDP support in order to maintain its organic agriculture production systems.
An afforestation project to protect the largest body of freshwater in Guadeloupe and improve the biodiversity in the surrounding area.
Organising a series of awareness raising and capacity building activities for environmental NGOs in Mayotte.
An intervention supporting the sustainable management of forest resources, leading to improved economic performance.
Protecting and promoting traditional vegetables can lead to increased incomes for farmers and environmental benefits for society.