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Projects (105)

Regio-V
Regio-V

Hazel spruce

LE 14–20

For about 20 years now, a group of interested people has been working on the phenomenon of hazel spruce. The wood is consciously selected, collected and processed. MORE

Reinhard Egger
Reinhard Egger

Cereal processing centre Flaurling of the Tyrolean Seed Cooperative.

LE 14–20

The grain processing centre is the first professional facility for drying, storage and processing of organic and conventional grain in Tyrol. MORE

regio3
regio3

Immigrant Integration into Rural Areas

LE 14–20

The transnational LEADER project, performed together with several Finnish and Swedish, one Upper Austrian and 5 Tyrolian LEADER regions, aims to highlight the most favorable approaches and best-practice examples in terms of Immigrant Integration into Rural Areas. MORE

Gemeinde Munderfing
Gemeinde Munderfing

Seminar and Coworking Space “Gasthof Bräu”

LE 14–20

Throughout this project the country inn “Gasthof Bräu” shall take over important functions for the community. On one hand, the country inn’s tavern shall be reopened. On the other hand, the facilities shall provide room for external seminars to regional companies.
In addition, apartments are being allocated to the employees in order to ease their start in the new job.
The locations shall furthermore serve as a coworking-space for individual and micro businesses MORE

Volkshilfe OÖ - Freistadt
Volkshilfe OÖ - Freistadt

Sewing and repair- Café

LE 14–20

The new Sewing and repair- Café will be established within the premises (Wohnoase) of the “Peoples Aid Upper Austria” in Freistadt. This project aims to promote the responsible use of resources rather than supporting a throwaway mentality. At the Sewing and repair- Café small devices and clothes can be repaired by following the step-by-step instructions. MORE

Thomas Fankhauser
Thomas Fankhauser

A stable for young cattle on the mountain-pastures

LE 14–20

The construction of the stable for young cattle has been effected on a private alp in the Austrian Zillertal. During the summer months, from the end of May until the mid/end of September, the farm-own cattle (10 dairy cows, 12 young cows) is taken to the mountain. MORE

Jugendzentrum Gastein
Jugendzentrum Gastein

The Gastein Youth Magazine

LE 14–20

The project “The Gastein Youth Magazine” shall activate the feeling of togetherness among the adolescents living in Gastein, Austria. This magazine has been created to collect ideas for political, cultural and social participation. Three issues will be published per year. MORE

Product development – Rare vegetable varieties from the Kamptal valley

LE 14–20

ARCHE NOAH owns a seed bank of several vegetable varieties that are still of little market relevance, but of future importance in terms of diet diversification. Especially during the winter month many people are seeking for tasty alternatives to potatoes.
In order to make the rare vegetable varieties available to a large number of consumers, some progress within the fields of variety development has to be made. Furthermore, a marketing network (organizing events for restaurant owners, caterers etc.) will be established during this project. MORE

LK NÖ/Raser
LK NÖ/Raser

A Stable for organic laying hens

LE 14–20

The Oberger-family, located in Schwarzenbach – Lower Austria changed their agricultural production from dairy cattle to organic laying hens. The decisive factors were the certain wish for income maintenance on one hand and the aim for a less work intensive production, associated with an improvement of quality of life on the other hand. MORE

Waldviertel Tourismus, Robert Herbst
Waldviertel Tourismus, Robert Herbst

Handicraft and manufactory in the Waldviertel region

LE 14–20

Handicraft has a long tradition in the Waldviertel region. There are still some craftsmen that are specialized in nacre turning, forging and wicker-working. This specific LEADER project aims at the revitalization of the traditional handicraft in the region. The project will be effected in collaboration with the four Local Action Groups (LAG) of the Waldviertel region and one LAG from the Weinviertel region. MORE

ARGE "Biologische Ampferregulierung"
ARGE "Biologische Ampferregulierung"

Organic dock control

LE 14–20

Heavy infestation of grassland with dock reduces yields and therefore results in considerable economic loss for farmers. However, due to the high regeneration and reproduction capacity the control of dock poses a particularly sincere challenge to farmers. Existing means of combating the problematic species (e.g. chemical control) can often be used to a limited extent only and in most cases also entail risks. Organic control through natural enemies is therefore an alternative. The projects aims to test the efficiency, practicability and feasibility by means of a pilot project using the larvaes of the fiery clearwing moths. MORE

Allocation of green areas for ecological installations– land consolidation in Schirmannsreith

LE 14–20

During this project, agricultural land will be allocated to create common green areas. The farming activity on the respective areas has been stopped to ensure the development of and adequate natural environment on the project area. MORE

Peter Meindl
Peter Meindl

Biodiversity instruction courses and model farms 2015

LE 14–20

This project aims to support the achievement of the agricultural sustainability goals formulated within the Rural Development Program, by providing training courses on biodiversity for farm managers. MORE

LFI NÖ/Eva Latschbacher
LFI NÖ/Eva Latschbacher

Certificate courses on income combination

LE 14–20

The aim of the offered certificate courses on income combination is to support the participants regarding the challenges within the agricultural sector, as well as to maintain their income by combining different branches. Furthermore, a foundation stone for innovative ideas and their practical implementation shall be laid. MORE

Gerald Lechner
Gerald Lechner

„ZAMm unterwegs 2015-2016“

LE 14–20

The project named “ZAMm unterwegs” and the preceding project “ZAM” (future-oriented motivation for agriculture) aim to intensify the women farmers’ participation in regional committees through awareness raising activities and by setting measures in terms of education. In this way interested women farmers shall be provided with a well-equipped tool box in order to be capable to efficiently contribute to the work of agrarian and local committees, associations and organizations. MORE

Innovation offensive

LE 14–20

This project can be seen as the starting point for a multiple-year process and incudes the implementation of the first project steps as well as the project concept. The aim is to establish a common basis and the necessary support for an innovative culture on the Austrian farms as well as to promote agricultural consultation and the education of adults. MORE

Horst Leitner
Horst Leitner

Austrian foresters obeserve Biodiversity

LE 14–20

The project entitled “We care for our forests” represents an innovative approach to observing forest biodiversity. This project aims to encourage the Austrian foresters to personally experience the biodiversity of their own woodland. MORE

Wige Frastanz
Wige Frastanz

Discovering, developing and promoting skilled craftsmanship in the Walgau-Valley

LE 14–20

Discovering, developing and promoting skilled craftsmanship in the Walgau-Valley: A trade in hand finds gold in every land. This ancient proverb applies well to the project on the promotion of modern and sustainable handicraft in the Walgau-Valley. The development of partnerships with local companies and schools can be seen as a central prerequisite for a successful project realization. MORE

Energy efficient farms - A

LE 14–20

This project’s aim is to enable a supra-regional exchange of knowledge and information, as well as the joint elaboration of continuing training and education events, educational products and marketing measures in order to enhance the energy efficiency on farms. MORE

Klaus Wanninger
Klaus Wanninger

PHÄNOFLEX Austria

LE 14–20

This project aims at the development and provision of professional and user-oriented information regarding the coordination of the moving period with the yearly vegetation development (for the years 2015 and 2016). The information will be published on the website (www.mahdzeitpunkt.at) MORE

Kittl Matthias
Kittl Matthias

Hay-milk and Hay-farming

LE 14–20

The project „Hay-milk and Hay-farming“ especially supports relatively small structured family farms in terms of the production of hay, a valuable forage. They are introduced into the possibilities about how to manage their farms in a resource saving and energy efficient way. MORE

Umweltbüro Klagenfurt
Umweltbüro Klagenfurt

Biodiversity monitoring with Austrian farmers

LE 14–20

The major aim of the project is to constantly observe and report about the specified indicator species and to raise the awareness for the importance and the value of extensive grasslands. The farmers can personally convince themselves of the close correlation between grassland management and biodiversity performance. Furthermore, the farmers are regularly informed about the farming requirements in terms of the ÖPUL nature conservation measures. MORE

LK NÖ/Sonja Hießberger
LK NÖ/Sonja Hießberger

Communicational competence – The dialogue between agriculture and society

LE 14–20

The major scope is to improve the personal and professional competences of the farmers in order to increase the competitiveness within all sectors of agricultural production. MORE

LFI Österreich
LFI Österreich

Communication Project targeting women farmers from Austria

LE 14–20

The aim of the project is to educate and train women farmers in order to improve their communication and argumentation potential for the dialogue with the society. MORE

LK NÖ/Eva Posch
LK NÖ/Eva Posch

Promoting a sustainable dialogue between the agricultural sector and society

LE 14–20

The “front-line projects” addressing a more sustainable dialogue between the agricultural sector and the society are generally well established and shall be further developed in future. The number of farm managers that are participating in the time consuming public relation activities is however relatively low.
It is now a priority to establish low-threshold services while at the same time working towards a systematic coverage of the “front-line projects”. MORE

Project database
Relevant projects in rural areas have been supported in the context of the Austrian Rural Development Programme for many years.

The aim of this project database by Netzwerk Zukunftsraum Land is to provide a good overview of the project landscape in the current period LE 14-20 and the elapsed period LE 07-13 in Austria.

On the one hand, the project database offers project initiators the opportunity to present their projects to a wide interested audience. On the other hand, it provides interested parties with ideas and suggestions for their own possible projects.

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