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
The Flemish NSU organised a series of Learning Networks for LEADER meetings focussing on specific topics, in order to support the exchange of information, invite topic experts and improve LEADER and CLLD implementation.
Promoting the sustainable management of small, privately owned forests. This is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'LEADER' category.
unique military fortress complex, listed as the national cultural monument, was turned into an attractive recreational and relaxation centre Kortina.
A company that was focused on field crops diversified its activities by setting up a business incubator to boost the economic development of an area with high unemployment.
A dairy farm in Wallonia invested in renewable energy production from manure and produced milk using a more environmental friendly process.
In response to the increasing number of tourists, a small accommodation provider used RDP support to increase the capacity of his business and set up leisure activities.
An all-day bus tour to another country with 24 agri-food entrepreneurs and about ten experts and advisors has proved an innovative way of developing business ideas and the skills and confidence to implement them.
Information and promotion activities on direct marketing by the Slovak National Rural Network.
A permanent local international market established on a village at the Slovak-Hungarian border enabled local producers from both countries to sell their products more effectively.