Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
Projects & Practice
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 educational institution for farmers in Austria used RDP support to develop a training programme using digital, web-based technologies and applications.
Set up an operational group to test different practices for optimal catch crop management and assess their efficiency in reducing nitrogen and carbon emissions.
Using RDP support to implement a sustainable model of agriculture that combines the production of high quality products and environmental protection. Winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Environment & Climate Action' category.
Developing a herd management tool to optimise efficiency and animal welfare on dairy farms.
Bringing together public authorities, research institutes and farmers to explore low carbon emission production models in agriculture.
Training on small-scale water retention was provided to the staff of relevant regional authorities in order to confront the impact of climate change at regional level.
In Sweden, local non-profit associations, encouraged and supported by the public sector, are carrying out the building of broadband infrastructure in the countryside.
An advisory programme on reducing nutrient pollution, implemented at county level, helps minimise the impact of agriculture on the environment.