A case study on NRN support to designing LEADER.
Projects & Practice
In Finland, trialling the winter harvesting of the common reed provides a greater availability of sustainable resources with collateral environmental benefits.
A transnational cooperation project to promote DIY solutions for renewable energy production in rural communities.
A pig farm used Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding to improve the animals’ living conditions and the branding of their products.
In response to the changing global markets, a dairy used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to reorient its production and maintain its export potential.
An award-winning organic farm in Finland set up a food production network with neighbouring farms aiming to achieve energy and nutrient self-sufficiency.
An association used RDP support to turn the ‘disadvantages’ of long periods of cold and darkness in northern Sweden, into a unique selling point for tourism.
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
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.
A dedicated communications campaign to promote the launch of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) in Finland.