The largest, hi-tech hydroponic greenhouse for growing vegetables in the Czech Republic used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to upgrade its pesticide-free production capacity.
Projects & Practice
A cheese-making facility was set up on the border between the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia to increase the attractiveness of the area, market local products and create new jobs for the local population.
A project to enhance the capacity of a social enterprise that supports new entrants in agriculture without any previous experience or linkages to the sector.
The French National Rural Network organised a workshop on gender issues for actors involved in delivering rural development policy.
A young female farmer used RDP support to develop her goat dairy farm into a dairy and become a major supplier of dairy products domestically and abroad.
The project saw an unused calves’ shed converted into a farm shop selling organic products.
A cooperative focused on quality cheese production, used Rural Development Programme support to expand its facilities and thus ensure the continuous growth of its business.
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.
A diversified farm with a carpentry workshop, used RDP support to acquire a telescopic handler in order to improve its productivity.
Building a reservoir to catch runoff water and provide protection against floods in a vulnerable area.