Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
Projects & Practice
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
Adjustments to water management and remedial measures help to preserve protected areas and conserve the landscape of the Western Langstraat.
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
A young farmer invested in precision farming through the acquisition of a new sprayer; combining cost savings and environmental protection.
A company that produces ice-cider in northern Sweden, combined RDP support and crowdfunding to plant an apple orchard that would support its production needs.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
On-farm processing can add value to the product and can also make farming a more attractive choice for young farmers - as demonstrated by a berry farm in Finland.
The creation of wetlands in the agricultural landscape can contribute in decreasing the leakage of nutrients into water bodies.
A start-up business in Finland used RDP financing to carry out a feasibility study which helped lower the risks in upscaling their production capacity of biocomposites.