Social Innovations Database

Open Farm

Agri-food promotes sustainable agritourism, local products and typical local agri-food products.
Country: Greece
Challenge addressed: The social challenge of better living conditions for the farm family (address low wages and volatile markets) but also attract young people to the farm.

Mental Health Literacy for Farm Gatekeepers

Providing training to farm gatekeepers in order to detect certain problems in an early stage.
Country: Belgium
Challenge addressed: Challenging the barriers to aid the farmers face

Learning networks

Learning networks have the objective of peer to peer learning among professional or other networks.
Country: Belgium
Challenge addressed: Many farmers are facing problems to cope with the challenges they are being confronted with.


KISLÉPTÉK (National Association of Interest Representations for Small-scale producers and service providers)
Country: Hungary
Challenge addressed: lack of legal knowledge stress due to legal obligations and administrative burdens low level of advocacy ability market vulnerability

Independently (not oneself)

Supporting people with disabilities in Tuchola county
Country: Poland
Challenge addressed: Low/insufficient access to care/social services; poor cooperation/ social capital

Increase the local governance and women engagement

Dealul Târnavelor LAG represents a successful public-private partnership for 8 communities in Mureș and Sibiu counties.
Country: Romania
Challenge addressed: Low household income and out-migration, rural identity

Humus Job

Humus Job is a social enterprise that aims to regularize work through sharing.
Country: Italy
Challenge addressed: Use and exploitation of irregular workers in the agricultural sector

Home hospice

A new model of a home hospice in rural areas - The partnership program "To Give What Is Really Needed"
Country: Poland
Challenge addressed: low/ insufficient access to health care services; poor cooperation/ social capital

Ghetto Out – Casa Sankara

Offering migrants who are victims of exploitation an alternative dwelling, basic personal services, administrative support and regular work opportunities.
Country: Italy
Challenge addressed: Exploitation of migrants in the agricultural sector

GBO – Geïntegreerd Breed Onthaal

GBO as a broad partnership, specifically aimed at assistance for farmers and horticulturists.
Country: Belgium
Challenge addressed: Barriers to aid

Farmers4Safety Project

Engaging the entire farming community in change towards farm safety, health and wellbeing.
Country: Ireland
Challenge addressed: Co. Cork, Wexford and Tipperary are reported to have the highest number of fatalities in Ireland

Extra Energy for the Farmers

Helping farmers under severe economic or mental pressure, to get their situation under control
Country: Finland
Challenge addressed: Farmers in Finland face challenges such as economic difficulties, workload, extreme weather, crises in their private life.

Energy Cooperative WEnCoop

Developing women entrepreneurship, empowering farm women, women from rural areas and every woman wishes to participate, and of course to promote energy innovation and to address energy poverty.
Country: Greece
Challenge addressed: Farm (rural) Women’s Social identity, energy poverty, rural poverty

Energy Cooperative at Central Greece

One of the largest Energy Cooperatives in the country, located in Central Greece
Country: Greece
Challenge addressed: Energy poverty is recognized as a distinct type of poverty affected by multiple factors

Embrace FARM Encircle Programme

a comprehensive approach to addressing the critical need for support for families affected by sudden deaths and injuries on the family farm
Country: Ireland
Challenge addressed: The driving force behind the Embrace FARM Encircle Programme is to support the families impacted by all types of serious and sudden traumas on farms in Ireland.
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