Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
Projects & Practice
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
Maintaining natural and semi-natural meadows and wetlands to ensure suitable nesting conditions for an endangered bird species: the Aquatic Warbler.
Previously uncultivated and overgrown agricultural land was restored and was used to set up a new competitive and sustainable business.
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.
A young female farmer in Lithuania benefited from EAFRD business start-up support to establish a modern, profitable farm.
This Lithuanian LEADER project empowered the women of a small village to create a brand for their organic fruit and vegetables, and increase the income they generate by selling their home produce.