A young female farmer introduced a blackberry plantation into a wheat and barley production area and created added value by developing a new range of products. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Improving competitiveness' category.
Projects & Practice
A LEADER project that aims to educate and support the local population, especially young people, to improve the biodiversity in the villages of the area.
A LEADER project that promoted the use of the local natural heritage as a lever for sustainable local development.
Supporting the development of a demonstration model of a new harvesting machine adapted to the environment of Danish wetlands.
Natural potential of rural areas often remains unexploited. In Estonia the construction of a water themed park generated interest in the countryside and attracted visitors through promoting eco-tourism and environmental education.
A local community used discarded fruit to producing fruit juice for local consumption.
The community centre of a small Latvian village was renovated and equipped to support soap production and training courses, thus turning the village into a tourist attraction.