Rural Europe plays a central role in the provision of environmental services such as preserving biodiversity, contributing to climate regulation—by reducing emissions and sequestering carbon, protecting water quality and availability, preserving soil functionality and air quality, reinforcing resilience to flooding and/or fire and maintaining landscape values.
Networking is a policy instrument within the framework of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) – otherwise known as Pillar 2 of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Experience shows that networks are an effective means of informing, inspiring and empowering local people in rural communities.
Rural development Financial Instruments: opportunities, experiences and challenges for the implementation of EU Rural Development policy.
How Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) are contributing to the promotion of local food production and short supply chains.
This issue focuses on the inter-relationship between two key elements of the LEADER approach - Local Development Strategies and cooperation.
A closer look at how EU agriculture and rural development policy help promote rural entrepreneurship.
Quality and organic products are a key part of the Common Agricultural Policy and an important objective of Rural Development policy.
Supporting EU agriculture, forestry and agri-food industries, combining competitiveness and multi-functionality.
This issue of EU Rural Review explains the contribution that the Rural Development policy brings to the EU´s climate action agenda.