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.
Projects & Practice
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.
A Local Action Group (LAG) helps coordinate the climate and energy strategies of its municipalities.
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
Start-up courses designed specifically for new entrants to farming ensure a strong grounding in both agricultural and business principles in the Flanders region of Belgium.
An example of an initiative promoting energy efficiency that addresses climate change through targeted actions at grassroots level.
An agricultural business used RDP support to improve its capacity to process and store its produce, while producing renewable energy from the sun.
Using RDP support to implement a sustainable model of agriculture that combines the production of high quality products and environmental protection. Winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Environment & Climate Action' category.
Construction of a new, versatile building consisting of a coworking space, a cultural hall and a tourist office, enhancing the services offered to the residents of a rural municipality.
Bringing together public authorities, research institutes and farmers to explore low carbon emission production models in agriculture.