Projects & Practice
An educational institution for farmers in Austria used RDP support to develop a training programme using digital, web-based technologies and applications.
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.
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.
Scotland’s RDP has adopted simplified administration systems that include a ‘two-tier’ application process for RDP grants. This was introduced to provide proportionate ‘fast-track’ procedures for projects requiring smaller amounts of RDP funding.
Turning an abandoned park area and its gardens into a community hub to create opportunities for social interaction, training and employment.
Developing a herd management tool to optimise efficiency and animal welfare on dairy farms.
Precision farming has great economic and environmental potentials and a project was set up to promote its use in the Austrian context.
A Local Action Group engaged local coordinators to stimulate volunteer action and engagement in grassroots initiatives.
A Finnish NGO used EAFRD funding in a transnational project to exchange and develop best practices for integrating immigrants and refugees in rural areas.