This April, the European Network of Rural Development (ENRD) will be hosting the event ‘NetworX – Inspiring Rural Europe’ in Brussels to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Rural Networking under the Common Agricultural Policy.
As part of the event, each National Rural Network (NRN) was asked to submit 10 of the most inspiring rural projects and enterprises in their current program to the 'Rural Inspiration Awards'.
The Finnish LAG Aisapari is looking for cooperation partners across several projects.
Farmers across Europe are being asked to take part in an online survey about Precision Agriculture Technologies.
Precision Agriculture Technologies include the use of information technology, satellite positioning data, remote sensing and proximal data collection. The technologies can optimise production efficiency, improve working conditions, increase farmers’ income, and reduce unintended impacts on the environment.
In this article from the Scottish Islands Federation you can find out more about the organisation and its work.
The Scottish Rural Network (SRN) recently hosted a visit from a group of Estonian farmers and academics which saw them visiting projects and businesses across western and central Scotland, including Mull.
The SRN put together a programme of visits for the group based on their interests, predominantly sheep farming and slaughterhouses, as the group are in the process of setting up an abattoir on the Estonian island of Muhu.
There is still time to enter the Anders Wall Award which recognises private individuals who have made a special contribution to the rural environment within the European Union.
Anders Wall Foundation from Stockholm in association with the European Commission, Directorate General for the Environment, Brussels, the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and the "Friends of the Countryside", has introduced this award.
The landowner of the selected project will receive a diploma of recognition and prize of €20,000.