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.
Projects & Practice
An example of an initiative promoting energy efficiency that addresses climate change through targeted actions at grassroots level.
The project considered built heritage as a development lever for a rural area and relied upon the younger generation to raise awareness about it and to take care of it in the longer term.
A series of knowledge-transfer activities to increase knowledge and skills on organic plant and animal production, processing and marketing.
Estonian tourism operators used EAFRD funding to install road signs to promote the local Seto culture and help visitors find interesting landmarks.
An Estonian NGO assisted in a 10th anniversary celebration of a home café event started in an island town. They organised café workshops and helped spread the concept.
Slovak cultural association Microregion Juzne Sitno used EAFRD support to organise courses in ceramic production and wool processing, reviving a local tradition.
Information and promotion activities on direct marketing by the Slovak National Rural Network.
LEADER support was used to exploit the potential of using large quantities of waste wood from landscape management as a renewable energy source.
The project supported the area of Chimay to promote 'green tourism' and boost local development by fostering cooperation among local stakeholders.