Collaborative learning and tools for assessing soil health contribute to farmers’ understanding of problems and alternative management strategies.
Projects & Practice
The Organic farming measure in the Austrian Rural Development Programme (RDP) helps preserve and enhance biodiversity; establish nutrient cycles on farms and reduce input, while also increasing soil fertility.
An award-winning organic farm in Finland set up a food production network with neighbouring farms aiming to achieve energy and nutrient self-sufficiency.
The Finnish Natural Resources Institute used EAFRD funding to develop the production of mushrooms for food and medicine to give forest owners an alternative income source.
A Finnish University used EAFRD funding to organise information days, pilot projects and professional tours to enable food processing companies to develop their local sales.