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Baza danych projektów PROW

An environmentally Friendly Farm in Raková


The project aimed at modernizing a farm through new modern agricultural equipment, the construction and reconstruction of animal production facilities, and green infrastructure investments.



Farms that want to "compete" with the demanding market requirements and still conform to the current legislation have to provide a modern, efficient and environmentally friendly agricultural production. The farm UNI-CON KYSUCE is located in the village of Raková, which lies in the northeastern part of the Žilina region. The farm managed nearly 1,100 ha of land, of which a substantial portion is being farmed organically. UNI-CON KYSUCE mainly deals with livestock (sheep, poultry, cattle, pig) and crop production.


The project's objectives were: i) to respect the company’s registration conditions on organic agriculture; ii) to reduce forage’s production and storage costs, and increase its quality and nutritional value; iii) to improve animal welfare and farm buildings; iv) to improve the farm’s productivity and competitiveness in the market.

Main activities

The project’s main activities were: i) to purchase new sewage, electrical and handling equipment; ii) to rebuild the sinkhole; iii) to build additional rearing structures for cattle and a new sheepfold; iv) to fence off land and create a road network.

Results & Benefits

The expected results were: i) increased production capacity & environmental protection; ii) improved farm's technical and technological equipment; iii) improved quality of hay, haylage and silage during the winter feeding period for bred sheep, cattle and horses; iv) contributed to the improvement of sheep health and animal welfare; v) created suitable conditions for cattle breeding activities; vi) created a pleasant and environmentally friendly farm.

Lessons learnt

The bureaucracy was a major challenge for the correct implementation of the project and the reimbursement of expenditure based on payment requests a time consuming activity. At the end, the project helped to increase significantly the protection of the environment and reduce the risk of contamination.

Project location and other information

Raková village, Čadca district, Žilina region


Zilinsky kraj

RDP Territory


Total project cost (€)

1 802 131

EAFRD contribution (€)

675 799

National contribution (€)

225 266

Private contribution (€)

901 066

Project website

Contact name

Jozef Šamaj


+421 905 548 399

Languages for contact


At a glance



Final beneficiary type

Individual farmers

Budget range

> €500 000

Start date:


End Date:


Theme / Measure:

• Competitiveness of Agriculture & Forestry
• Restructuring, developing physical potential, and promoting innovation
• 121. Modernisation of agricultural holdings


Organic farming, Agri-environment, Animal welfare, Infrastructure, Farm buildings

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