Promoting the sustainable management of small, privately owned forests. This is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'LEADER' category.
Projects & Practice
Supporting vulnerable people and facilitating their re-integration into society through small volunteer jobs on local farms.
Supporting the preparatory work for the creation of a 41 km green lane linking up bends the Meuse river between the municipalities of Yvoir and Huy in Wallonia.
An all-day bus tour to another country with 24 agri-food entrepreneurs and about ten experts and advisors has proved an innovative way of developing business ideas and the skills and confidence to implement them.
The development of an online platform helped stimulate and support rural enterprises to turn to e-business.
In an area where cattle breeding is predominent, LEADER funding helped explore the potentials of producing biogas from manure produced in the farms.