Rural Development Programme (RDP) support enabled the reforestation of land and ornamental public spaces with native forest species, while promoting environmental awareness, education and training.
Projects & Practice
A young farmer received RDP support to build stone wall terraces, helping him to improve the farm’s productivity, while protecting its soil from erosion.
Promoting extensive grazing in a communal area to enhance biodiversity in and around a Natura 2000 designated area.
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.
An eco-farm implementing agri-environment-climate measures aims to foster ecosystem services and climate adaptation on-farm as well as promote wider uptake throughout the farming community.
A cooperative of apple producers set up a joint effort among its members to control the codling moth, a major pest, by means of sexual confusion.
An example of a large-scale previously state owned farm, which now successfully combines economic sustainability and the provision of public goods.
A project that demonstrates how agri-environment support can significantly help the protection of the environment while also increasing the profitability of a farm.