The genetic integrity of two species of traditional Lithuanian sheep breeds is being protected by agri-environment and climate RDP funds on a certified organic family farm which sells the sheep’s meat and wool and offspring, as well as uses the traditional breed as a unique rural tourism attraction.
Projects & Practice
A project that has ensured the conservation and reuse of traditional farm buildings across Ireland.
A results-based agri-environment scheme (AES) for permanent grasslands in Baden-Württemberg.
A family farm invested in soil conservation practices to increase its capacity to store water and its microbial biomass activity.
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.
Organising a series of educational events to raise awareness and interest about the environmental functions of the peatlands in Brandenburg.
project focusing on the protection and promotion of a breed of cattle specific to Western Macedonia, the Greek Red Kastoria-Kristalopigi cow.
An example of a large-scale previously state owned farm, which now successfully combines economic sustainability and the provision of public goods.