The future-proof peat meadow polder ‘Lange Weide’, is unique bottom-up initiative and the largest submerged drainage project in the Netherlands.
Projects & Practice
Amstelland Natuurzuivel is a cooperative of farmers in the Amstelland region who set up a milk factory to produce regional dairy products for the Amsterdam area.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
Setting up an innovative enterprise in a historic building to strengthen the regional and local agricultural economy, while promoting employment and tourism.
De Putter is an example of how small communities that are facing a declining level of services can improve their livelihood and promote social cohesion.
A Slovakian cultural centre used EAFRD support to develop and promote a regional brand to improve sales of local artisanal products.
A Slovakian town used EAFRD support to create an educational trail promoting the historical, cultural and natural heritage of the local area.
This multi-million Euro project helped harness geothermal energy to produce heat and power by drilling wells into reservoirs of hot water that are found deep underneath the earth’s surface.