Natural constraint payments play a key role in supporting farms to sustain their profitability and develop in areas that would otherwise be abandoned.
Projects & Practice
A pig farm used Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding to improve the animals’ living conditions and the branding of their products.
A project to help keep elderly people living at home safe and happy.
The project made an Ekso Bionics Exoskeleton available to patients in rural areas. This enables community rehabilitation of patients recovering from spinal injuries, strokes and brain injuries.
Helping a new type of rural enterprise that can support a transition towards a green, diversified rural economy. Coillte Sláintiúil provides services to protect, rejuvenate and replace native woodlands.
Ensuring the preservation and restoration of species and habitats in Saxony, by offering free advice and relevant qualifications to land users.
An initiative to sensitise companies in the Northern Eifel region to the problem of management succession at an early stage.
An investment project that allowed a company to fill the gap in the local supply chain for wood chips in the north-west of Ireland.
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.