Start-up courses designed specifically for new entrants to farming ensure a strong grounding in both agricultural and business principles in the Flanders region of Belgium.
Projects & Practice
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.
A young female farmer used RDP support to develop a farm business that would provide her with sufficient income in order to become a full time farmer.
Supporting vulnerable people and facilitating their re-integration into society through small volunteer jobs on local farms.
An environmental NGO implemented a project to preserve and maintain an old clay pit that provides shelter to a number of rare and endangered species.
A dairy farm in Wallonia invested in renewable energy production from manure and produced milk using a more environmental friendly process.
RDP support enabled a family farm to improve the quality of the organic wine they produce by financing the purchase of new equipment.
A LEADER project used artistic creations to increase the attractiveness of a remote rural area and stimulate economic activity.
An educational peer-to-peer programme for farmers that are engaged into innovative practices, facilitated through participative techniques and scientific expertise.
Restoring a wetland ecosystem and creating an observation area, for ecological, hydrological, educational and touristic purposes.