FEAL: multifunctional Farming for the sustainability of

European Agricultural Landscapes

The FEAL project aims at providing young farmers, young rural entrepreneurs and family farmers a training system about conceptualisation and implementation of sustainable/multifunctional farming practices linking the diverse interests of farmers and rural society within European agricultural landscapes - highlighting positive external effects on European agricultural landscapes of their genuine production.

Project duration

  • Start: 01.12.2016
  • End: 31.05.2019

The FEAL project aims to support the development and innovations for vocational education and training of small, family and young farmers.

Around half of the EU’s land is farmed. That makes agricultural activity essential for emergence and maintenance of the cultural landscapes. Although the people living in rural areas are surrounded by European Agricultural Landscapes (EAL), their knowledge about them in terms of cultural value, history and emergence of it as well as its environmental value is limited, even among farmers themselves.

Successful concepts of business in this field can lead to further and new employment in farming sector, facing the consequences of raising unemployment, integrating and providing services related to maintenance and promotion of European Agricultural Landscapes (EAL) may represent an important resource to guarantee the social and economic viability of farms and rural areas as a whole.

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Project Outputs

The project planning has been divided in two types of Work Packages (WPs): implementation WPs (related to intellectual outputs O1-O4) and transversal WPs (project management, monitoring and evaluation, dissemination and exploitation lasting during the whole life of the project).


FEAL State of the Art Report


Case Studies


FEAL complementary OER


Training System


A report about the State of the Art of the relation between multifunctional/sustainable farming practices and EAL.

Case Studies show the best practices of multifunctional/sustainable farming over European countries in different landscape types and socio-economic situation.


Complementary Open Education Resources (OER) will provide interactive e-atlas of EAL and training modules. 

 A training system gathering the previous output in a digital format compatible with OER repositories and e-learning platforms. It guarantees a totally free access to a wide audience and especially to the project primary target group..