A family farm converted to organic lavender farming in order to diversify their offer of products and services in an environmentally sustainable way.
Projects & Practice
GOTECFOR is an EIP-AGRI operational group that contributes to the bioeconomy by seeking to optimise the value chain of forest biomass, as a fuel for heating.
The project took nature-friendly vine cultivation on a family farm a step further to develop zero-waste processing methods that valorise all by-products of grapes in a sustainable and fully circular way. The resulting seeds, oil and flour have proved very popular with customers.
Reconstruction plan for Protected Designation of Origin olive oil producers supported by Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding
Planting new woodland under a scheme in a partnership between Forestry services, a local authority and the local community.
Organising a series of educational events to raise awareness and interest about the environmental functions of the peatlands in Brandenburg.
Restoration of a deteriorating forest road and the construction of a wooden lookout tower in order to protect 1500 ha of forest from forest fires.
An example of sustainable cultivation of olive trees and extraction of olive oil using innovative ultrasound techniques.
A family farm invested in a biogas plant to produce renewable energy while also purchasing a new tomato harvester to improve the farm’s overall income.
Protecting and promoting traditional vegetables can lead to increased incomes for farmers and environmental benefits for society.