Green Care - Where people flourish - Austria

Green Care projects on family farms offer social services close to home in rural areas. They increase the quality of life for people, secure and create jobs while also helping to preserve small-scale agriculture and forestry.

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Project summary: 

The Green Care projects partner agricultural and forestry enterprises with educational, health, social and economic organizations. In cooperation with social agencies and institutions, the farms offer services for the young and old as well as people with physical and mental burdens. 
With a focus on interaction between people and nature, Green Care projects give new opportunities to offer diversified services for farmers, social agencies and institutions. The farms are supported during project implementation and a specially developed two-stage certification system guarantees the service quality.
Green Care is supported by national funds and EAFRD under the RDP.

Project results: 

Cooperation between farms, municipalities and key people from the education, health and social sectors leads to new networks and innovative solutions for social challenges in rural areas.
Social services are available where they are needed.
Farmers have new income opportunities helping to preserve small-scale agriculture and forestry.
Jobs are secured and created in rural areas.