The ‘Terroir Moselle wine and architecture route’ is a ‘preparatory’ cooperation project gathering six LEADER areas, five wine growing areas from four regions and three countries.
Projects & Practice
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
Poland’s RDP allocated a ‘lump sum’ funding package for LEADER Local Actions Groups to help them prepare their Local Development Strategies for the 2014-2020 period.
An agricultural business used RDP support to improve its capacity to process and store its produce, while producing renewable energy from the sun.
An inter-territorial cooperation project to support the development of a system for verifying the traceability and the sustainable management of wood from hedgerows.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
Setting up a micro-fund as an alternative way to provide guarantees or loans for small, local organisations.
Setting up a state-of-the-art greenhouse for hydroponic production of tomatoes using renewable energy sources for heating.
RDP funding helped improve a meat supply chain in Aude, France, boosting breeders’ income.
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.