A dairy family farm in Sweden invested in a biogas powered generator and a storage facility for substrates in order to become self-sufficient through the use of green energy.
Projects & Practice
A family farm invested in soil conservation practices to increase its capacity to store water and its microbial biomass activity.
The project took nature-friendly vine cultivation on a family farm a step further to develop zero-waste processing methods that valorise all by-products of grapes in a sustainable and fully circular way. The resulting seeds, oil and flour have proved very popular with customers.
A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
An ambitious entrepreneur used business start-up aid for young farmers in order to modernise his farm and create a series of innovative products.
An agricultural cooperative invested in setting up organic apple orchards with anti-hail nets. They also acquired agricultural machinery to support the production of organic beef.
A company that produces ice-cider in northern Sweden, combined RDP support and crowdfunding to plant an apple orchard that would support its production needs.
A family farm used RDP support to switch from cattle to turkey breeding in response to market demand.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.