A unique example of a rural business which achieved economic profitability based on innovation and environmentally-friendly practices.
Projects & Practice
Tularù is an organic and multi-functional closed-cycle farm born that began life as a centre for sustainable production. It offers an alternative approach to solving current environmental, social and economic issues for farms.
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 initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
An example on how the process of preparing a local development strategy was used for stakeholder consultation on key rural development issues.
LINC stands for Leader Inspired Network Community, an initiative of Local Action Groups and Network Support Units.
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.
Protecting and promoting traditional vegetables can lead to increased incomes for farmers and environmental benefits for society.
RDP support helped set up a new dairy factory which combined the most modern production techniques and equipment with traditional knowledge, in order to produce a high-quality niche cheese for local and international markets.
A Finnish University used EAFRD funding to organise information days, pilot projects and professional tours to enable food processing companies to develop their local sales.