A number of arable farms formed a consortium to explore the possibility of growing oleaginous crops and adding value to the local production.
Projects & Practice
In an area where cattle breeding is predominent, LEADER funding helped explore the potentials of producing biogas from manure produced in the farms.
Two young farmers set up a hydroponic facility to produce high quality green fodder for livestock in the Canary Islands.
Developing an innovative model of local-level bio-waste.
A Romanian company contructed of a modern dairy plant with a renewable energy production unit that uses the by-products of milk production.
A cork producing business confronted high production costs due to increasing cost of raw materials. To tackle this the company used EAFRD support to restore its own forest and improve its productivity.
A regional cooperative chain for biomass was established to respond to the increasing demand for woodchip.
Testing the transferability of landscape management to other Natura 2000 sites.
A Finnish NGO used EAFRD funds to develop a network of nature-based service providers and activities to support their development such as study trips and work groups.
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.