The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
Projects & Practice
Previously uncultivated and overgrown agricultural land was restored and was used to set up a new competitive and sustainable business.
A young farmer received RDP support to set up a new horticultural seedling production facility and create employment for her family.
A local association used EAFRD support to get broadband coverage in a rural area which was previously lacking any access to internet or telephone connection.
Setting up a house locating system in the rural areas of Formentera island, Spain, made it easier for emergency services and other service providers to access isolated rural homes.
RDP support financed the replacement of outdated irrigation infrastructure towards improved water use efficiency, increased crop yields and reduced energy costs.
A cooperative in Greece set up a fully-automated production line for 100% natural pomegranate juice and fostered a spirit of cooperation among its members.
A producer of extra virgin olive oil in Laconia region received support to build a new olive oil production unit in response to the increasing demand.