Using LEADER support to promote innovative water management techniques among the farming community in Flanders.
Projects & Practice
Global Eco – Inno Eco is a transnational cooperation project aimed at boosting the green economy and sustainable businesses in the participating rural areas.
A young female farmer invested in the construction of greenhouses and an irrigation system to improve her farm’s profitability and mitigate production risks linked to climate change.
The project took nature-friendly vine cultivation on a family farm a step further to develop zero-waste processing methods that valorise all by-products of grapes in a sustainable and fully circular way. The resulting seeds, oil and flour have proved very popular with customers.
Elevated growing trays and the automation of some management tasks has enabled strawberry production to be less reliant on external inputs and to re-use irrigation water.
Restoration of a meadow irrigation ditch to revive a multi-centennial tradition that existed throughout Europe and over time has produced meadows of outstanding flora.
A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.
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.
An integrated project in Italy supported farmers to add value to the local production of wheat and wheat flour, and thus become more competitive.