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.
An inter-territorial cooperation project to support the development of a system for verifying the traceability and the sustainable management of wood from hedgerows.
Construction of a new, versatile building consisting of a coworking space, a cultural hall and a tourist office, enhancing the services offered to the residents of a rural municipality.
A small potato-growing farm used RDP support to purchase a new processing line to enhance its economic performance.
A dairy farm in Wallonia invested in renewable energy production from manure and produced milk using a more environmental friendly process.
RDP support enabled a family farm to improve the quality of the organic wine they produce by financing the purchase of new equipment.
A bakery company producing high quality traditional bakery products used support from the rural development programme to modernise and expand its production capacity.
Expanding the production capacity of a company producing pumpkin seeds and potatoes, by investing in new machinery.
Investing into new machinery for applying liquid fertilizers on crop production in order to protect ground and surface waters.