Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
Projects & Practice
Planting new woodland under a scheme in a partnership between Forestry services, a local authority and the local community.
An infrastructure investment to solve the problem of waste water treatment in a sparsely populated rural municipality.
A leading manufacturer of conserves and jams used RDP support to increase its winter water storage capacity for use during the summer dry months.
Supporting co-operation and knowledge sharing to tackle eutrophication in a vulnerable lake system.
Modernisation and development of a small beekeeping farm in order to increase its profitability and its resilience to weather-associated risks.
An entrepreneur developed an innovative farming model by turning an old farm into a demonstration site where visitors can see and learn about husbandry and endemic game species.
A local action groups promoted energy efficiency upgrades in the towns of its area and in order to identify good practice examples it cooperated with partner local action groups in Scotland.
EAFRD funding helped expand and develop a social enterprise in rural Scotland. A new training centre is built, a visitor centre expanded and more jobs for adults with special needs created.
A Finnish University used EAFRD funding to organise information days, pilot projects and professional tours to enable food processing companies to develop their local sales.