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
Building a reservoir to catch runoff water and provide protection against floods in a vulnerable area.
The future-proof peat meadow polder ‘Lange Weide’, is unique bottom-up initiative and the largest submerged drainage project in the Netherlands.
Adjustments to water management and remedial measures help to preserve protected areas and conserve the landscape of the Western Langstraat.
Incorporating locally available biomass into the soil, as a mean to increase its content in organic matter in the long term.
Amstelland Natuurzuivel is a cooperative of farmers in the Amstelland region who set up a milk factory to produce regional dairy products for the Amsterdam area.
A leading manufacturer of conserves and jams used RDP support to increase its winter water storage capacity for use during the summer dry months.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
A historic Chateau was restored to its initial state and turned into one of the most modern wine-producing facilities in Slovakia.
A small family factory used RDP support to equip its new store, which sells its high-quality meat products.