Main story: LEADER Event 2012 Local Development Strategies and Cooperation
A closer look at how EU agriculture and rural development policy help promote rural entrepreneurship.
This issue focuses on the inter-relationship between two key elements of the LEADER approach - Local Development Strategies and cooperation.
How Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) are contributing to the promotion of local food production and short supply chains.
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.
The United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming, the primary aim of which is to promote, develop and strengthen all types of family-oriented agriculture as a socially valuable, economically viable and environmentally sustainable model.