A unique example of a rural business which achieved economic profitability based on innovation and environmentally-friendly practices.
Projects & Practice
Promoting the sustainable management of small, privately owned forests. This is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'LEADER' category.
An integrated municipal strategy to build a sustainable development model for the local economy based on the agri-food identity of the territory.
The project considered built heritage as a development lever for a rural area and relied upon the younger generation to raise awareness about it and to take care of it in the longer term.
Supporting the preparatory work for the creation of a 41 km green lane linking up bends the Meuse river between the municipalities of Yvoir and Huy in Wallonia.
Restoring a wetland ecosystem and creating an observation area, for ecological, hydrological, educational and touristic purposes.
In favour of biodiversity, a municipality decided to remove spruce trees growing on municipal soil and to rehabilitate broadleaved trees that were originally growing in these areas.
An agricultural holding installed 42 ha of pastures which helped increase the farm’s livestock while increasing carbon sequestration and offering environmental services.
A company that produces wine and olive oil developed a strategy to improve its water use efficiency and receives AECM support for its water-saving agricultural good practices.
The project supported the area of Chimay to promote 'green tourism' and boost local development by fostering cooperation among local stakeholders.