An association used RDP support to turn the ‘disadvantages’ of long periods of cold and darkness in northern Sweden, into a unique selling point for tourism.
Projects & Practice
A female entrepreneur set up a company to produce high quality fashion products made of natural material.
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
An example of how afforestation allows for the development and maintenance of farm lands where crop cultivation is almost impossible.
Rural coworking spaces create opportunities for cooperation and innovation in rural areas while helping to attract new professionals to settle in the countryside.
A newspaper offered training and mentoring, so that local people could become correspondents and give visibility to the daily life of small rural communities.
A project to address depopulation and attract new settlers in rural areas of the Aragon region.
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.
Bringing together public authorities, research institutes and farmers to explore low carbon emission production models in agriculture.
A project that demonstrates how agri-environment support can significantly help the protection of the environment while also increasing the profitability of a farm.