Helping a new type of rural enterprise that can support a transition towards a green, diversified rural economy. Coillte Sláintiúil provides services to protect, rejuvenate and replace native woodlands.
Projects & Practice
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
An investment project that allowed a company to fill the gap in the local supply chain for wood chips in the north-west of Ireland.
Using RDP support to establish an agricultural holding, purchase agricultural machinery and launch a young farmer’s career .
Using RDP support to turn a farm into a nature reserve; contributing to tackling biodiversity loss.
In order to improve the economic performance of his holding, a young farmer received support to increase the cultivated land and to build an irrigated greenhouse for the production of vegetables.
A small commune in Romania used EAFRD support to restore and promote its local landmark: a botanical garden, and design a training programme on environmental aspects for young farmers.
The innovative East Cork Bird Trail created a trail that provides extensive interpretative resources.
Natural potential of rural areas often remains unexploited. In Estonia the construction of a water themed park generated interest in the countryside and attracted visitors through promoting eco-tourism and environmental education.