A unique example of a rural business which achieved economic profitability based on innovation and environmentally-friendly practices.
Projects & Practice
A Technical Assistance project about empowering local and regional actors to work more effectively with rural communities in order to revitalise these areas.
The knowledge generated in research and innovation projects is hard to access, thus it is vital to create networks for knowledge transfer between production and research.
An initiative to sensitise companies in the Northern Eifel region to the problem of management succession at an early stage.
An agricultural company used EAFRD funding to strengthen its production of green asparagus and increase its share of the national and European market.
Promoting the sustainable management of small, privately owned forests. This is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'LEADER' category.
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.
A dairy farm in Wallonia invested in renewable energy production from manure and produced milk using a more environmental friendly process.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
RDP funding helped convert a disused building into an inspiring renewable energy visitor centre in Feldheim – Germany’s first village to be supplied with 100 % renewable energy.