Rural Development Programme investment support has boosted the productivity and competitiveness of a family dairy business and helped to safeguard more than 60 jobs.
Projects & Practice
Animal welfare support enabled a farmer to improve the living conditions of his buffalo herd and at the same time improve the quality and quantity of milk produced.
Support for setting up young farmers and adding value to agricultural products in processing enabled a young entrepreneur to set up her own family business on producing artisanal dairy products.
A family business focused on Sorghum cultivation used EAFRD support to set up their own mill and now supply high quality, gluten free Sorghum flour to the Hungarian market.
Setting up and expanding modular containers as workspaces where people from vulnerable groups in Lithuania carry out manual work, gaining an income and valuable social connection.
The largest, hi-tech hydroponic greenhouse for growing vegetables in the Czech Republic used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to upgrade its pesticide-free production capacity.
A cheese-making facility was set up on the border between the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia to increase the attractiveness of the area, market local products and create new jobs for the local population.
The long-term programme of knowledge transfer in organic farming was set up to improve the competitiveness of organic farming in Estonia and increase local organic food consumption.
The project RDP4SUD promoted networking among institutional actors and stakeholders as to the more effective use of RDP measures to implement Directive 2009/128/CE on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides.
Estonian farms open their doors to guests, who can experience daily life on a farm or a rural business, buy local products and learn about living and working in rural areas.