The IlmastoAreena is a unique platform aiming to bring together all stakeholders, including rural citizens, in the discussions for solutions to climate change.
Projects & Practice
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.
In Finland, trialling the winter harvesting of the common reed provides a greater availability of sustainable resources with collateral environmental benefits.
Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
A project to help keep elderly people living at home safe and happy.
A project that demonstrates how agri-environment support can significantly help the protection of the environment while also increasing the profitability of a farm.
A project to give a voice to rural youth, to hear and publish their stories and to make them visible in society and its decision-making process.
A marketing project to promote the high-quality Finnish oats to the international market and increase the income of small farms.
A series of knowledge-transfer activities to increase knowledge and skills on organic plant and animal production, processing and marketing.
In order to maintain the traditional activity of extensive sheep and cattle grazing, the government of Andalusia created a pilot training programme on pastoralism for those that wanted to pursue a new career.