The Villages of Alpinism were founded by the Austrian Alpine Association (ÖAV) and offer to the currently 20 Austrian Villages of Alpinism a platform to present their offer. MORE
Wildlife management in the presence of Large Carnivores
Wolf, bear and lynx return to Austria. Land managers now must ask themselves what effects this can have. MORE
Immigrant Integration into Rural Areas
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
Seminar and Coworking Space “Gasthof Bräu”
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
Sewing and repair- Café
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
Product development – Rare vegetable varieties from the Kamptal valley
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
A Stable for organic laying hens
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
Organic dock control
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
Handicraft and manufactory in the Waldviertel region
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
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
Discovering, developing and promoting skilled craftsmanship in the Walgau-Valley
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
Austrian foresters obeserve Biodiversity
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
Energy efficient farms - A
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
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
Communicational competence – The dialogue between agriculture and society
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
Biodiversity monitoring with Austrian farmers
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
Mountain-pasture farmers observe biodiversity
“We care for our mountain-pastures”: this is the slogan of the project on observing biodiversity on mountain pastures in Austria. Starting in 2013 about 50 mountain-pasture farmers have been observing the flora and fauna on their meadows. This can be seen as a valuable contribution to protect and maintain biodiversity. MORE
The project of the OG-BIOBO researches innovative strategies for yield and humus development via reduced soil tillage and organic fertilisation measures (green manuring and organic fertilisers). MORE
During this project a modern and practical herd management tool is developed to help farmers optimizes the efficiency and animal health on dairy farms. MORE
Sustainable grassland management by means of graduated grassland farming
ARGE Abgestufter Wiesenbau is a pilot project for implementing the concept of graduated grassland farming. MORE
The project "Innobrotics" is a working group to solve the problems with the maize rootworm in Austria. MORE
Damage by wireworms is currently one of the biggest challenges in the potatoe production in Austria. The aim of this project is it to find alternative means of control. MORE
Operational Group Further Development of Organic Winter Vegetables
The aim of the Operational Group is to solve questions and problems concerning the production, quality requirements, packaging, crop rotation, profitability etc. of organic winter vegetables by testing on farms. MORE
A house for regional products
The Bamberg-House in Wolfsberg (Carinthia) shall be transformed into a marketing place for regional producers - “the house of the region”. Therefore, some of the premises will be extensively renovated and adapted to their future purpose as wine house and shop. MORE
The desire of consumers to buy regional products, to know where they come from and to know the people behind them, is becoming ever stronger. This trend is also noticeable in the Weinviertel. With the PRO.dukt Weinviertel project, significant steps were taken to increase added value and appreciation of regional products. MORE
Project databaseRelevant 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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