Rural Development Programme support was used to improve the accessibility and educational function of a UNESCO-listed Natural Park in Madeira, Portugal.
Projects & Practice
This project solved problems of mobility and access to public services in an isolated territory by providing a non-polluting vehicle at an affordable cost, while encouraging carpooling and strengthening social ties.
The BiomMap project aims to significantly improve the ecological network within the Wasseiges territory in the Walloon Region. Rural stakeholders will be able to identify, monitor and quantify the existing ecological network’s features, indicate its characteristics, gaps and potential for improvement.
The ACCESS’R project aimed at collecting and disseminating ideas on how to develop new services for people living in rural areas.
Developing an area-specific vision on hedgerows and coaching farmers to manage and integrate hedgerows into their farming activities.
An EIP-AGRI Operational Group was set up to develop new agronomic tools that will enable farmers to use pivot irrigation more efficiently.
Elevated growing trays and the automation of some management tasks has enabled strawberry production to be less reliant on external inputs and to re-use irrigation water.
Restoration of a meadow irrigation ditch to revive a multi-centennial tradition that existed throughout Europe and over time has produced meadows of outstanding flora.
An afforestation project to protect the largest body of freshwater in Guadeloupe and improve the biodiversity in the surrounding area.
Organising a series of awareness raising and capacity building activities for environmental NGOs in Mayotte.