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.
Projects & Practice
Setting up an innovative lavender distillery in response to increasing market demands for high quality, niche products.
A young farmer used RDP support to expand and diversify the range of products and services offered by her beekeeping holding.
Brand new manufacturing and packaging procedures were developed in order to produce healthy nutritional products for children from fruit and vegetables.
An ambitious entrepreneur used business start-up aid for young farmers in order to modernise his farm and create a series of innovative products.
A unique example of a rural business which achieved economic profitability based on innovation and environmentally-friendly practices.
A dairy company used RDP support to build a new wing on its factory in order to increase its production capacity. This investment strengthened the local supply chains and helps prevent the abandonment of the farming activity in the area.
An agricultural company used EAFRD funding to strengthen its production of green asparagus and increase its share of the national and European market.
Modernisation of a cannery with new machinery leading to improved competitiveness and a stronger local short supply chain.
Developing a herd management tool to optimise efficiency and animal welfare on dairy farms.