In an area where the agricultural sector is under pressure due the expansion of a nearby urban centre, the diversification of farming activities e.g. ice-cream production and marketing, can ensure the farm’s sustainability.
Projects & Practice
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.
The Walloon RDP supports the provision of quality healthcare services for ageing inhabitants of rural areas in Belgium.
This project is an example of how villagers can get access to high-speed broadband networks even in remote and sparsely populated rural areas. It is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Rural Revitalisation' category.
A young female farmer used RDP support to develop a farm business that would provide her with sufficient income in order to become a full time farmer.
Construction of a new, versatile building consisting of a coworking space, a cultural hall and a tourist office, enhancing the services offered to the residents of a rural municipality.
Supporting vulnerable people and facilitating their re-integration into society through small volunteer jobs on local farms.
A small, remote rural community of around 1 300 inhabitants in Finland launched a Digi-Hub for the elderly.
A young female farmer decided to renovated an old building on the family farm and offer accommodation for tourists.
A young female farmer in Italy received RDP support to convert to organic fruit production.