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
Measure 15 played a key role in the protection and spreading the use of local forestry genetic resources in the Italian region of Marche.
Using the Agri-environment-climate Measure to support the preservation of the Hungarian Coldblood horse breed.
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.
Rural Development Programme support was used to improve the accessibility and educational function of a UNESCO-listed Natural Park in Madeira, Portugal.
A project that has ensured the conservation and reuse of traditional farm buildings across Ireland.
Preserving forest genetic resources to increase the resilience of forests against the impacts of climate change.
Angelic Gardens (Anielskie Ogrody) is a forward-looking project that aims to create oases of biodiversity in farms and gardens. It shows that a small productive garden on a family farm can, with little effort, be beautiful and provide high quality bio food. Angelic Gardens leads the way in the times of pandemic and climate change with high quality ‘step by step’ educational materials and easy internet communication.
A family farm converted to organic lavender farming in order to diversify their offer of products and services in an environmentally sustainable way.
A family farm invested in soil conservation practices to increase its capacity to store water and its microbial biomass activity.