A family farm converted to organic lavender farming in order to diversify their offer of products and services in an environmentally sustainable way.
Projects & Practice
A dairy cooperative used LEADER support to set up a biorefinery plant for recovering energy from whey.
Developing an area-specific vision on hedgerows and coaching farmers to manage and integrate hedgerows into their farming activities.
A young female farmer invested in the construction of greenhouses and an irrigation system to improve her farm’s profitability and mitigate production risks linked to climate change.
Setting up collaborative water system measures and a governance approach to increase self-sufficiency of freshwater availability for agriculture.
A new culinary concept for a restaurant which gives diners a clear view of the farm’s cattle barn helping them discover the linkages between food and farming.
Developing a new and practical system to manage pig manure more efficiently, as a means to significantly reduce NH3 emissions and produce green energy.
The project took nature-friendly vine cultivation on a family farm a step further to develop zero-waste processing methods that valorise all by-products of grapes in a sustainable and fully circular way. The resulting seeds, oil and flour have proved very popular with customers.
Planting new woodland under a scheme in a partnership between Forestry services, a local authority and the local community.
A small family forestry business used RDP support to acquire new machinery that would enable it to respond to the increasing demand for forest services.