Projects & Practice
In response to the changing global markets, a dairy used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to reorient its production and maintain its export potential.
A family business, trading high quality instant coffee, used EAFRD support to expand its business by installing a new more efficient production line.
Planting new woodland under a scheme in a partnership between Forestry services, a local authority and the local community.
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
A network that helps improve sustainability through farmer-led innovation. ‘Field labs’ and research grants provide farmers with skills, support and scientific backing to find solutions to the challenges which farmers face.
Scotland’s RDP has adopted simplified administration systems that include a ‘two-tier’ application process for RDP grants. This was introduced to provide proportionate ‘fast-track’ procedures for projects requiring smaller amounts of RDP funding.
Supporting regional planning using transnational cooperation, with a particular focus on local public-private partnerships
Development of an online platform and an app that allows beekeepers to more efficiently maintain their intervention records and exchange know-how.
RDP support enabled a home-based business that sells quality vegetarian food products to increase its production capacity and reach out to an international market.