A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.
Projects & Practice
Building a reservoir to catch runoff water and provide protection against floods in a vulnerable area.
A market-driven investment to increase a sheep farm’s competitiveness, through the intensification of high quality organic milk 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.
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.
A leading manufacturer of conserves and jams used RDP support to increase its winter water storage capacity for use during the summer dry months.
RDP support helped a farmer to acquire the necessary equipment and infrastructure to continue expanding his organic beef cattle herd.
Expanding a water reservoir and installing a solar farm to reduce the energy costs of irrigation.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.