Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
Projects & Practice
Restoring the production potential of damaged forests through clearing, afforestation and preservation of young forest stands.
Restoration of a deteriorating forest road and the construction of a wooden lookout tower in order to protect 1500 ha of forest from forest fires.
A dairy company used RDP support to build a new wing on its factory in order to increase its production capacity. This investment strengthened the local supply chains and helps prevent the abandonment of the farming activity in the area.
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.
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.