A family-owned business created multiple revenue streams by creating a new product from an olive stone by-product, demonstrating sustainable economic development and environmental protection.
Projects & Practice
‘Planty’ have built a state-of-the-art greenhouse, that uses environmentally friendly techniques and covers the complete production cycle from seed to market.
A family farm used investment support to set up a state-of-the-art sheep farm for the production of high-quality sheep milk.
A family farm invested in a biogas plant to produce renewable energy while also purchasing a new tomato harvester to improve the farm’s overall income.
A dairy farm in Wallonia invested in renewable energy production from manure and produced milk using a more environmental friendly process.
Testing the transferability of landscape management to other Natura 2000 sites.
LEADER support was used to exploit the potential of using large quantities of waste wood from landscape management as a renewable energy source.
In a rural area without public sewage system, a LEADER project helped the local population to get familiar with the new environmental standards, legislation and requirements on wastewater treatment. It also enabled them to make informed decisions on which wastewater treatment technology to use.
In an area where cattle breeding is predominent, LEADER funding helped explore the potentials of producing biogas from manure produced in the farms.