A family-owned business created multiple revenue streams by creating a new product from an olive stone by-product, demonstrating sustainable economic development and environmental protection.
Projects & Practice
Reconstruction plan for Protected Designation of Origin olive oil producers supported by Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding
‘Planty’ have built a state-of-the-art greenhouse, that uses environmentally friendly techniques and covers the complete production cycle from seed to market.
An example of an initiative promoting energy efficiency that addresses climate change through targeted actions at grassroots level.
Punkalaidun municipality conducted a feasibility study for setting up a biogas plant producing energy from manure, which resulted in an investment decision.
Precision farming has great economic and environmental potentials and a project was set up to promote its use in the Austrian context.
A dairy farm in Wallonia invested in renewable energy production from manure and produced milk using a more environmental friendly process.
A company managing publicly-owned forests purchased new machinery to turn forest residues and logging waste into valuable biomass fuel.
Testing the transferability of landscape management to other Natura 2000 sites.
In a rural area without public sewage system, a LEADER project helped the local population to get familiar with the new environmental standards, legislation and requirements on wastewater treatment. It also enabled them to make informed decisions on which wastewater treatment technology to use.