Projects & Practice
Natural constraint payments play a key role in supporting farms to sustain their profitability and develop in areas that would otherwise be abandoned.
A pig farm used Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding to improve the animals’ living conditions and the branding of their products.
Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
An association used RDP support to turn the ‘disadvantages’ of long periods of cold and darkness in northern Sweden, into a unique selling point for tourism.
A project to help keep elderly people living at home safe and happy.
An investment project for the modernisation and automation of a frozen fruits processing plant in order to minimise production losses.
A sports club used RDP support to renovate its facilities and offer a space that contributes to the integration of immigrants in the local society.
A market-driven investment to increase a sheep farm’s competitiveness, through the intensification of high quality organic milk production.
A modern hen farm producing eggs for human consumption, set up a new unit to process non commercial eggs and therefore increase its competitiveness.