Rural Development Programme (RDP) support was used for helping to prevent forest fires in a former military testing area in Brandenburg, Germany, that is heavily contaminated with explosive material.
Projects & Practice
The project saw an unused calves’ shed converted into a farm shop selling organic products.
Setting up an anti-hail system over a newly planted orchard of cherry trees, in order to mitigate the impact of climate change over agricultural production.
The construction of two small water basins that minimise the risk of floods and offer a habitat that promotes biodiversity.
The future-proof peat meadow polder ‘Lange Weide’, is unique bottom-up initiative and the largest submerged drainage project in the Netherlands.
An agricultural business affected by extreme weather conditions used RDP support to repair the damage to its infrastructure and enable it to operate as normal.
A project to support demining of agricultural land in war-affected areas of Croatia.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
A young female farmer in Italy received RDP support to convert to organic fruit production.
Catch crops supported by the AEC measure in Baden-Württemberg play a key role in reducing the nitrate level in the region.