Adjustments to water management and remedial measures help to preserve protected areas and conserve the landscape of the Western Langstraat.
Projects & Practice
RDP support helped a family farm to generate added value by applying a sustainable model of production through biodynamic agriculture.
A land consolidation project helped restore the functionality of vineyard terraces and thus maintained a landscape which is a habitat of rare species.
The Think Local development programme focuses on developing collaboration in short supply chain, by bringing together existing initiatives on farmers’ markets, farm retail, food tourism, regional food and drink networks and in developing added value for rural producers.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
A pilot project to demonstrate the environmental and economic benefits of using solar energy.
Maintaining natural and semi-natural meadows and wetlands to ensure suitable nesting conditions for an endangered bird species: the Aquatic Warbler.
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
A family farm used RDP support to switch from cattle to turkey breeding in response to market demand.
An integrated municipal strategy to build a sustainable development model for the local economy based on the agri-food identity of the territory.