A dairy family farm in Sweden invested in a biogas powered generator and a storage facility for substrates in order to become self-sufficient through the use of green energy.
Projects & Practice
The IlmastoAreena is a unique platform aiming to bring together all stakeholders, including rural citizens, in the discussions for solutions to climate change.
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.
A Maltese young farmer took over his father’s sheep farm in order to preserve local traditions, whilst incorporating new and innovative ideas in the production and marketing process.
Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
The reconstruction of an old villa to create high quality tourist accommodation offering spa and beer wellness services.
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
A unique example of a rural business which achieved economic profitability based on innovation and environmentally-friendly practices.
RDP support helped a family farm to generate added value by applying a sustainable model of production through biodynamic agriculture.