Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
Projects & Practice
Restoration of a meadow irrigation ditch to revive a multi-centennial tradition that existed throughout Europe and over time has produced meadows of outstanding flora.
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 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 intervention supporting the sustainable management of forest resources, leading to improved economic performance.
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.
A young female farmer decided to renovated an old building on the family farm and offer accommodation for tourists.
A young female farmer in Italy received RDP support to convert to organic fruit production.
An environmental NGO implemented a project to preserve and maintain an old clay pit that provides shelter to a number of rare and endangered species.