Digitalisation in rural areas

A good digital infrastructure and the possibilities of digitalisation are important to keep the living and working environment attractive, especially in rural areas.

Overview of topics

Universal broadband coverage – also in rural areas

Efficient digital infrastructure is increasingly becoming a determining factor in whether areas, particularly rural areas, will prosper in the future.


Land.Digital: Funding for 61 innovative projects

With its "Land.Digital" support scheme, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has supported the digital transformation in rural areas by trialling and disseminating practical concepts throughout Germany under the umbrella of the Federal Rural Development Scheme (BULE).


The “Smarte.Land.Regionen” model project

Under the “Smarte.Land.Regionen” (smart rural regions) model project, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) is supporting seven rural districts in developing and implementing digital solutions in rural areas and is making these solutions available on a joint platform, a "digital ecosystem". The BMEL has earmarked 25 million euros for this project.