Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
Projects & Practice
A female entrepreneur set up a company to produce high quality fashion products made of natural material.
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
A project that aimed to mobilise society, build inter-generational cooperation and promote the region’s culinary tradition as means to preserve its cultural heritage.
A farmer in a Less Favoured Area turned to organic agriculture and began growing ancient varieties of cereals. He has achieved sustainability through niche, quality production.
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
An example of how afforestation allows for the development and maintenance of farm lands where crop cultivation is almost impossible.
A company that produces ice-cider in northern Sweden, combined RDP support and crowdfunding to plant an apple orchard that would support its production needs.
Using RDP support to implement a sustainable model of agriculture that combines the production of high quality products and environmental protection. Winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Environment & Climate Action' category.
Bringing together public authorities, research institutes and farmers to explore low carbon emission production models in agriculture.