Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
Projects & Practice
Setting up an anti-hail system over a newly planted orchard of cherry trees, in order to mitigate the impact of climate change over agricultural production.
A Local Action Group (LAG) helps coordinate the climate and energy strategies of its municipalities.
A dedicated communications campaign to promote the launch of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) in Finland.
An example of an initiative promoting energy efficiency that addresses climate change through targeted actions at grassroots level.
An agricultural business affected by extreme weather conditions used RDP support to repair the damage to its infrastructure and enable it to operate as normal.
RDP support enabled a home-based business that sells quality vegetarian food products to increase its production capacity and reach out to an international market.
This project is an example of how villagers can get access to high-speed broadband networks even in remote and sparsely populated rural areas. It is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Rural Revitalisation' category.
A small, remote rural community of around 1 300 inhabitants in Finland launched a Digi-Hub for the elderly.
A young female farmer decided to renovated an old building on the family farm and offer accommodation for tourists.