A rural women’s association used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to organise wool processing training courses and to create employment opportunities by valorising wool, a by-product of sheep meat production.
Projects & Practice
A Slovakian company with a long history of manufacturing confectionery products benefited from Rural Development Programme support to modernise its equipment and production processes.
In response to the changing global markets, a dairy used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to reorient its production and maintain its export potential.
In an area where the agricultural sector is under pressure due the expansion of a nearby urban centre, the diversification of farming activities e.g. ice-cream production and marketing, can ensure the farm’s sustainability.
An investment project for the modernisation and automation of a frozen fruits processing plant in order to minimise production losses.
The future-proof peat meadow polder ‘Lange Weide’, is unique bottom-up initiative and the largest submerged drainage project in the Netherlands.
Adjustments to water management and remedial measures help to preserve protected areas and conserve the landscape of the Western Langstraat.
On-farm processing can add value to the product and can also make farming a more attractive choice for young farmers - as demonstrated by a berry farm in Finland.
A historic Chateau was restored to its initial state and turned into one of the most modern wine-producing facilities in Slovakia.
The Slovakian rural development programme supported a high-quality bakery business in its efforts to increase production capacity and profitability.