Investing in cutting edge production techniques (hydroponics in pots) allowed a farmer to fill a gap in the market increasing the availability of vegetables in winter, with minimal environmental impact.
Projects & Practice
A European Innovation Partnership (EIP) operational group established a network of farm incubators in Spain to support young farmers who do not have previous family connections or a background in farming.
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.
Knowledge exchange network established to foster multi-actor collaboration and sharing around organic agriculture.
A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.
An agricultural cooperative invested in setting up organic apple orchards with anti-hail nets. They also acquired agricultural machinery to support the production of organic beef.
RDP support helped a family farm to generate added value by applying a sustainable model of production through biodynamic agriculture.
A series of seminars to improve the economic performance and viability of agricultural enterprises, by offering information and training on risk management tools.
A project to support demining of agricultural land in war-affected areas of Croatia.
A series of theoretical and practical training courses on work safety for small private forest owners and forest users.