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
Setting up an innovative lavender distillery in response to increasing market demands for high quality, niche products.
A young farmer used RDP support to expand and diversify the range of products and services offered by her beekeeping holding.
A unique example of a rural business which achieved economic profitability based on innovation and environmentally-friendly practices.
A dairy company used RDP support to build a new wing on its factory in order to increase its production capacity. This investment strengthened the local supply chains and helps prevent the abandonment of the farming activity in the area.
A young female farmer used RDP support to develop a farm business that would provide her with sufficient income in order to become a full time farmer.
Installing an efficient irrigation system in a fig orchard helped to better manage water stress for the trees and increased the quality and volume of production.
A cooperation project to promote the consumption of locally produced beef and create economic and environmental benefits.
A study tour in Italy and Austria enabled representatives of sanitary and epidemiological stations to gain new knowledge and exchange experiences on how to best supervise small-scale local food production.
The regional rural network of Silesia in Poland organised a study tour for its members in Scotland to raise awareness and improve their skills on organic farming.