The reconstruction of an old villa to create high quality tourist accommodation offering spa and beer wellness services.
Projects & Practice
A small family forestry business used RDP support to acquire new machinery that would enable it to respond to the increasing demand for forest services.
A livestock farmer received training and undertook a consultation to find out how to improve animal welfare on his farm.
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.
Acquisition of a wood chipper that produces chips for cogeneration more efficiently, thus reducing the cost of tools and consumables per unit of finished product.
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
Developing a herd management tool to optimise efficiency and animal welfare on dairy farms.
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.
Supporting vulnerable people and facilitating their re-integration into society through small volunteer jobs on local farms.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.