In response to increasing demand for wood fuel, a wood processing company in Greece, used support from the LEADER measure to set up a new pellet production line.
Projects & Practice
A dairy cooperative used LEADER support to set up a biorefinery plant for recovering energy from whey.
A local action group set up the Acción Sierra Norte platform to protect the groups most at risk from the spread of COVID-19.
An insight into how the COVID-19 crisis has generated urgent action to adapt the CAP to this new context.
An EIP-AGRI Operational Group project on the use of insects for adding value to organic residues from agriculture.
Introducing a new forest management method that ensures the rapid and natural rejuvenation of harvested forests.
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.
Using biomass residues to produce a fertiliser, which is then used to grow trees, and will, over time, improve soil quality, has led to significant financial savings for nature conservation organisations and tree nurseries.
In Finland, trialling the winter harvesting of the common reed provides a greater availability of sustainable resources with collateral environmental benefits.
Elevated growing trays and the automation of some management tasks has enabled strawberry production to be less reliant on external inputs and to re-use irrigation water.