RDP support helped a family farm to generate added value by applying a sustainable model of production through biodynamic agriculture.
Projects & Practice
The Think Local development programme focuses on developing collaboration in short supply chain, by bringing together existing initiatives on farmers’ markets, farm retail, food tourism, regional food and drink networks and in developing added value for rural producers.
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
Construction of a new, versatile building consisting of a coworking space, a cultural hall and a tourist office, enhancing the services offered to the residents of a rural municipality.
A family farm used RDP support to switch from cattle to turkey breeding in response to market demand.
Granting a premium to support viticulture on steep slopes and terraced vineyards as a high-quality farming practice
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 small, remote rural community of around 1 300 inhabitants in Finland launched a Digi-Hub for the elderly.
Five districts in the north of Hesse joined forces to provide fast internet access in a region where no privately financed investment was covering the existing digital divide.
A marketing project to promote the high-quality Finnish oats to the international market and increase the income of small farms.