An EIP Operational Group was set up to strengthen the food chain and create short distribution channels for small and medium farms in the Madrid region.
Projects & Practice
A young farmer received RDP support to build stone wall terraces, helping him to improve the farm’s productivity, while protecting its soil from erosion.
A new participatory approach for increasing landowners’ knowledge on how to manage drainage ditches that play a key role in Swedish agriculture.
A rural women’s association used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to organise wool processing training courses and to create employment opportunities by valorising wool, a by-product of sheep meat production.
Targeted advice on climate mitigation actions for individual farms provides farmers with consultant support to effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Collaborative learning and tools for assessing soil health contribute to farmers’ understanding of problems and alternative management strategies.
The construction of a new production facility to process minced fava beans and to take advantage of the market shift from meat to plant-based protein foods.
Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
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.