An EIP Operational Group was set up to strengthen the food chain and create short distribution channels for small and medium farms in the Madrid region.
Projects & Practice
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.
A female entrepreneur used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support for young farmers to grow her business of producing herbs and container ornamental plants.
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.
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 group of young agronomists combined RDP support with innovative financial solutions like crowdfunding to develop a self-sufficient farm growing local, quality organic products.
A young female farmer used RDP support to develop a farm business that would provide her with sufficient income in order to become a full time farmer.
Developing a herd management tool to optimise efficiency and animal welfare on dairy farms.
Two young farmers set up a hydroponic facility to produce high quality green fodder for livestock in the Canary Islands.
A young female farmer used RDP support to set up a traditional backing oven and start selling organic bread in the local area.