Projects & Practice
Planting new woodland under a scheme in a partnership between Forestry services, a local authority and the local community.
In an area where the agricultural sector is under pressure due the expansion of a nearby urban centre, the diversification of farming activities e.g. ice-cream production and marketing, can ensure the farm’s sustainability.
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
for sustainable rural areas
The Think Local development programme focuses on developing collaboration in short supply chain, by bringing together existing initiatives on farmers’ markets, farm retail, food tourism, regional food and drink networks and in developing added value for rural producers.
The model of the Rural Parliament is one which has grown across Europe. Scotland has adopted the model, following the example of others such as Sweden, Finland and Estonia.
Expanding a viticulture business to meet market demand by investing in modern and efficient equipment.
A project that supports the integration of young immigrants into Swedish society and is organised by young immigrants themselves.