This edition of the EAFRD Projects Brochure explores how Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding – co-financed by the EAFRD – has been used to support the sustainable use of natural resources, particularly water and soil.
The concept of resource efficiency is based on the idea of ‘doing more with less’. In this context, the projects featured in this edition highlight inspiring practices of creating greater economic and environmental value from fewer inputs.
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) is providing valuable support to Europe’s rural economies, encouraging a faster rate of change towards a more sustainable agricultural sector.
This document outlines the main features, examples and recent policy developments related to the promotion and wider implementation of collective approaches to the sustainable management of water and soils.
This document includes background information on and key elements of results-based payment schemes related to the sustainable management of water and soils.
This document overviews practical experiences with the implementation of nutrient management plans in the field of Rural Development policy and how these can contribute to the sustainable management of water and soils.
This document outlines the context and the main topics for the work of the ENRD Thematic Group on ‘Sustainable management of water and soils’.