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
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.
Offering support to maintain and possibly increase populations of specific rare breeds under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 of Ireland.
A small farm converted to organic vegetable production and in so doing successfully increased its competitiveness and profitability.
A farmer in a Less Favoured Area turned to organic agriculture and began growing ancient varieties of cereals. He has achieved sustainability through niche, quality production.
An example of a large-scale previously state owned farm, which now successfully combines economic sustainability and the provision of public goods.
Using RDP support to turn a farm into a nature reserve; contributing to tackling biodiversity loss.
A project that demonstrates how agri-environment support can significantly help the protection of the environment while also increasing the profitability of a farm.