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.
Projects & Practice
Developing an innovative model of local-level bio-waste.
Punkalaidun municipality conducted a feasibility study for setting up a biogas plant producing energy from manure, which resulted in an investment decision.
A dairy farm in Wallonia invested in renewable energy production from manure and produced milk using a more environmental friendly process.
Catch crops supported by the AEC measure in Baden-Württemberg play a key role in reducing the nitrate level in the region.
The construction of a water reservoir helped combat the more frequent extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall and forest fires due to climate change.
Cooperation on a pilot project that could provide a more viable and sustainable alternative to manage river banks.
A canal stream was reconstructed to get extra water storage capacity and to improve the water quality and biodiversity in the surrounding area.
In a rural area without public sewage system, a LEADER project helped the local population to get familiar with the new environmental standards, legislation and requirements on wastewater treatment. It also enabled them to make informed decisions on which wastewater treatment technology to use.