A new participatory approach for increasing landowners’ knowledge on how to manage drainage ditches that play a key role in Swedish agriculture.
Projects & Practice
The North Connemara Locally Led Agri-Environmental Scheme is a local agricultural scheme to incentivise farmers to incorporate agricultural animals in improving the ecology of their land.
Introducing a new forest management method that ensures the rapid and natural rejuvenation of harvested forests.
A rural women’s association used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to organise wool processing training courses and to create employment opportunities by valorising wool, a by-product of sheep meat production.
Using biomass residues to produce a fertiliser, which is then used to grow trees, and will, over time, improve soil quality, has led to significant financial savings for nature conservation organisations and tree nurseries.
Collaborative learning and tools for assessing soil health contribute to farmers’ understanding of problems and alternative management strategies.
Using Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to set up modern poplar plantations in response to the increasing demand from industry for high quality raw materials
Investing in facilities that respect animal welfare enabled a meat processing company to improve its profitability while responding to society’s ethical concerns.
A small family forestry business used RDP support to acquire new machinery that would enable it to respond to the increasing demand for forest services.
The construction of two small water basins that minimise the risk of floods and offer a habitat that promotes biodiversity.