As the environmental measures under the RDP in 2007-2013 were not taken up well by the farming community, LEADER was used to promote biodiversity projects across the Åland Islands (Finland) in the programming period 2014-2020.
Projects & Practice
A case study on NRN support to designing LEADER.
A case study about animation, networking and cooperation in LEADER.
A TNC cooperation project in which partner areas with long coastlines worked together to strike a balance between protecting the environment and opening up their areas to tourists in a sustainable way.
A rural women’s association used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to organise wool processing training courses and to create employment opportunities by valorising wool, a by-product of sheep meat production.
Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.