An EIP Operational Group worked on the reintroduction of ancient wheat species in the context of current practices applied at farm level.
Projects & Practice
Green Care projects on family farms offer social services close to home in rural areas. They increase the quality of life for people, secure and create jobs while also helping to preserve small-scale agriculture and forestry.
A project that promotes the use of renewable energy to improve air quality through training and awareness raising.
A small farm converted to organic vegetable production and in so doing successfully increased its competitiveness and profitability.
The Organic farming measure in the Austrian Rural Development Programme (RDP) helps preserve and enhance biodiversity; establish nutrient cycles on farms and reduce input, while also increasing soil fertility.
A farmer in a Less Favoured Area turned to organic agriculture and began growing ancient varieties of cereals. He has achieved sustainability through niche, quality production.
An educational institution for farmers in Austria used RDP support to develop a training programme using digital, web-based technologies and applications.