Database: Social innovations in marginalised rural areas

SIMRA is gathering examples of Social Innovations in agriculture, forestry and rural development in MRAs in the target region. The database below describes in brief selected examples, showing the diversity of SIs and some of their key characteristics. The database will be updated regularly with new examples during the project. If you know about any SI that you think should be included in our database, please complete the questionnaire that you will find here and the SIMRA team will review it.

This database is work-in-progress and will be progressively updated

Name Region Sector Topic
Gela Ochsenherz Western Europe Agriculture Community supported agriculture
HAWARU Hof-Solidarische Landwirtschaft Western Europe Rural Development Community Agriculture
Biohof Mogg (Community Supported Agriculture) Western Europe Agriculture Community Supported Agriculture, Organic Agriculture
NEL (Netzwerk Existenzgründung in der Landwirtschaft) Western Europe Agriculture Access to land
Adelwöhrerhof Western Europe Rural Development Social Farming
Baba Residence Eastern Europe Rural Development Entrepreneurship
Artel 13: Encouraging local agricultural produce and local services consumption through revitalizing old houses in a depopulated rural mountain area Eastern Europe Rural Development Local development
Dagnja(Veteran fishery cooperative (Braniteljsko ribarska zadruga) Eastern Europe Rural Development Fishery; Social integration
Integrated Ecosystemic value-enhancement of the Guadeloupe Forest Agrobiodiversity (VALAB) Western Europe Forestry Forest Management, Value enhancement of the forest understorey, Biodiversity
Terres de Liens Western Europe Agriculture Access to land
Les Centrales Villageoises Western Europe Rural Development Renewables
Blue Bees Western Europe Agriculture Crowdfunding
A box of sea Southern Europe Rural Development Fishery / Aquaculture
BioSzentandrás Eastern Europe Agriculture Sustainable agriculture & Commons
Pro Ratatouille Project Eastern Europe Agriculture Community based agriculture
MY Place Midleton Western Europe Rural Development Service provision
Burrenbeo Trust Western Europe Rural Development Environment conservation
Adotta un terrazzamento Southern Europe Agriculture Landscapes conservation
Libera Terra Southern Europe Rural Development Sustainable Agriculture
Learning-growing-living with women farmers Southern Europe Rural Development Social Farming, Services provision
Forum Nazionale Agricoltura Sociale Southern Europe Rural Development Social farming
Diffused hotel of Pentedattilo Southern Europe Rural Development Tourism
SlowFood Southern Europe Agriculture Local Food; Networking
Vazapp Southern Europe Rural Development Networking
Montagne Firoentine Model Forest (FMMF) Southern Europe Rural Development Forest Management
Consortium of social cooperatives NCO (Nuova Cooperazione Organizzata) Southern Europe Rural Development Social Farming, Commons &/or Cooperatives
Terraviva: economic and environmental restoration of terraced landscapes in Antrona Valley Southern Europe Agriculture Access to land
LAMO – New ideas for marginal mountain areas. Participation labs of students and communities Southern Europe Rural Development Local development, Networking
Skylark Foundation Western Europe Agriculture Sustainable / Organic Agriculture
Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil Non EU – Mediterranean Rural Development Tourism
Projecto Querença Southern Europe Rural Development Local development
Hortas Sociais do Bispo – Social Agriculture @ESAC Southern Europe Agriculture Sustainable / Organic Agriculture
EconoMountain Southern Europe Forestry Fire Prevention
Carbon smart forestry in self-organized forest commons regime Eastern Europe Forestry Commons &/or Cooperatives, Forest Management
Revitalising plans for UNESCO Vlkolinec site Eastern Europe Rural Development Local Development, Environment Conservation
Land Sharing for food and social good Eastern Europe Agriculture Local Development, Sustainable / Organic Agriculture
Carbon smart forestry Eastern Europe Forestry Commons &/or Cooperatives, Forest Management
Korenika – organic social farm Eastern Europe Agriculture Social Farming
Sopotniki (cotravellers) Eastern Europe Rural Development Services provision
Apadrina un Olivo (Adopt an olive tree) Southern Europe Rural Development Sustainable /Organic Agriculture, Crowdfunding
Integra Todos – Costurizate Southern Europe Rural Development Entrepreneurship
Cooperative Biopenyagolosa Southern Europe Rural Development Sustainable agriculture
Recartografías Southern Europe Rural Development Environment Conservation
Mosaico project Southern Europe Forestry Fire prevention, Environment conservation
Udny Community Trust Community Wind Turbine Western Europe Rural Development Energy
Local Food for Local People Western Europe Rural Development Social Farming, Local Food
Tiree Film Club Western Europe Rural Development Services provision
Heat Smart Orkney Western Europe Rural Development Energy
ACCESS: Assisting Communities to Connect to Electric Sustainable Sources Western Europe Rural Development Energy
Braemar Community Hydro Western Europe Rural Development Energy + Crowdfunding
Braemar social care project Western Europe Rural Development Services provision
Laggan Forest Trust Western Europe Forestry Forest Management
Community woodland Llais y Goedwig Western Europe Forestry Forest management
Birnam Arts Centre Western Europe Rural Development Services provision, Artistic Creation & Craftworks