A company offering agricultural services to farmers used RDP support to acquire a new combine harvester and a nitrogen testing equipment which regulates the amount of fertiliser applied across the entire crop.
Projects & Practice
A pig farm used Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding to improve the animals’ living conditions and the branding of their products.
A cooperative focused on quality cheese production, used Rural Development Programme support to expand its facilities and thus ensure the continuous growth of its business.
The construction of a new production facility to process minced fava beans and to take advantage of the market shift from meat to plant-based protein foods.
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.
A land consolidation project helped restore the functionality of vineyard terraces and thus maintained a landscape which is a habitat of rare species.
An agricultural business used RDP support to improve its capacity to process and store its produce, while producing renewable energy from the sun.
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 young female farmer used RDP support to set up a traditional backing oven and start selling organic bread in the local area.
Transnational cooperation between a French and Portuguese LAG on the topic of urban-rural relations has resulted in mutual learning about new ways to improve the scope and effectiveness of short supply-chains for local food.