Investment in a biogas plant allows for formation of a new partnership between local farmers and a food producer contributing to the circular economy.
Projects & Practice
A farmer used CAP funding to start a new chinchilla breeding activity using renewable energy.
An organic cattle breeding family farm used RDP investment support to acquire machinery for the efficient harvest of high-quality animal feed.
Modernisation of a rice farm in Portugal through the application of precision farming in its irrigation infrastructure.
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.
A major exporting agricultural company in Portugal, used EAFRD support to develop a state-of-the-art innovative, greenhouse production unit.
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.
RDP support enabled a home-based business that sells quality vegetarian food products to increase its production capacity and reach out to an international market.
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.
A fruit and vegetables producing cooperative used RDP support to expand its cold storage capacity in order to better respond to market trends.