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.
Projects & Practice
An inter-territorial cooperation project to support the development of a system for verifying the traceability and the sustainable management of wood from hedgerows.
A group of young agronomists combined RDP support with innovative financial solutions like crowdfunding to develop a self-sufficient farm growing local, quality organic products.
A young female farmer used RDP support to develop a farm business that would provide her with sufficient income in order to become a full time farmer.
Supporting vulnerable people and facilitating their re-integration into society through small volunteer jobs on local farms.
Investing in extending a cycle lane to promote soft mobility in the commute to work or the school run, as well as for leisure.
A dairy farm in Wallonia invested in renewable energy production from manure and produced milk using a more environmental friendly process.
RDP support enabled a family farm to improve the quality of the organic wine they produce by financing the purchase of new equipment.
An educational peer-to-peer programme for farmers that are engaged into innovative practices, facilitated through participative techniques and scientific expertise.
A small group of young farmers started an initiative of collecting and sharing low tech on farm solutions, which then evolved into an digital open platform for disseminating innovations.