A network that helps improve sustainability through farmer-led innovation. ‘Field labs’ and research grants provide farmers with skills, support and scientific backing to find solutions to the challenges which farmers face.
Projects & Practice
Development of an online platform and an app that allows beekeepers to more efficiently maintain their intervention records and exchange know-how.
Developing a herd management tool to optimise efficiency and animal welfare on dairy farms.
A micro distillery was established with the aim of producing unique, high-quality vodka and brandy from potatoes that are not of marketable quality.
A micro enterprise received LEADER support and turned a hobby into a revenue-generating business: using insects to produce protein flour for animal feed.
Two young farmers set up a hydroponic facility to produce high quality green fodder for livestock in the Canary Islands.
An innovative concept to revitalise the city centre of an Austrian town by offering flexible rental options to pop up shops.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
A marketing project to promote the high-quality Finnish oats to the international market and increase the income of small farms.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.