Harnessing forest education and culture as a rural development resource.
Projects & Practice
Harnessing cultural heritage as a rural development tool in Slovakia.
An organic farm used investment support from the Slovakian Rural Development Programme to modernize its facilities in order to improve animal welfare and increase production.
A partnership between farms and a cooperative to modernise the production of dairy products and establish their own short supply chain.
Rural Development Programme support was used for installing a water recycling system to further reduce costs of vegetable hydroponic production, and minimising waste water.
Setting up a toy museum in a small island village to provide children with access to cultural activities and to stimulate the local economy.
A family-owned business created multiple revenue streams by creating a new product from an olive stone by-product, demonstrating sustainable economic development and environmental protection.
A project that aims to connect people with their local environment, food production and with each other.
The construction of a kindergarten and a nursery to increase rural pre-school provision, contribute to improving local services, and help retain young families from the rural areas.