Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
Projects & Practice
Turning a subsistence family farm into a dynamic agri-business through modernization and adoption of affordable new equipment.
A dedicated communications campaign to promote the launch of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) in Finland.
Young people from Finland and Scotland came together to create a Youth Manifesto outlining ways in which local actors can engage young people in their activities.
This project is an example of how villagers can get access to high-speed broadband networks even in remote and sparsely populated rural areas. It is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Rural Revitalisation' category.
SILTA supports entrepreneurship among young people by providing a cooperative structure through which they can grow their business ideas and receive training, mentoring and peer support.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
Supporting co-operation and knowledge sharing to tackle eutrophication in a vulnerable lake system.
This project aimed to replace old farming machinery and thus improve the productivity and economic performance of a farm holding.
On-farm processing can add value to the product and can also make farming a more attractive choice for young farmers - as demonstrated by a berry farm in Finland.