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
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
A family farm used RDP support to switch from cattle to turkey breeding in response to market demand.
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.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
A start-up business in Finland used RDP financing to carry out a feasibility study which helped lower the risks in upscaling their production capacity of biocomposites.