Reducing the cost of renovation works for households lacking essential energy services by bringing together local resources, including people’s skills and time. This is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Social Inclusion' category.
Projects & Practice
An inter-territorial cooperation project to support the development of a system for verifying the traceability and the sustainable management of wood from hedgerows.
A group of young agronomists combined RDP support with innovative financial solutions like crowdfunding to develop a self-sufficient farm growing local, quality organic products.
RDP support enabled a family farm to improve the quality of the organic wine they produce by financing the purchase of new equipment.
A young female farmer used RDP support to set up a traditional backing oven and start selling organic bread in the local area.
RDP funding helped improve a meat supply chain in Aude, France, boosting breeders’ income.
Transnational cooperation between a French and Portuguese LAG on the topic of urban-rural relations has resulted in mutual learning about new ways to improve the scope and effectiveness of short supply-chains for local food.
A LAG from eastern France prepared a territorial supply plan to help forest decision-makers to monitor and coordinate supply and demand for their territory’s timber products.
A French region developed its own brand that capitalises on its culinary tradition, as well as the diversity and quality of its local produce.