A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.
Projects & Practice
The Think Local development programme focuses on developing collaboration in short supply chain, by bringing together existing initiatives on farmers’ markets, farm retail, food tourism, regional food and drink networks and in developing added value for rural producers.
An investment project that allowed a company to fill the gap in the local supply chain for wood chips in the north-west of Ireland.
An example of an initiative promoting energy efficiency that addresses climate change through targeted actions at grassroots level.
An agricultural business used RDP support to improve its capacity to process and store its produce, while producing renewable energy from the sun.
A pilot project to create an innovative pig farm based on the principle of processing fresh manure to minimise GHG emissions and increase the farm’s profitability.
Modernization of a poultry farm by installing new, laying hen equipment and by renovating the production buildings.
Acquisition of a wood chipper that produces chips for cogeneration more efficiently, thus reducing the cost of tools and consumables per unit of finished product.
An investment project to modernise a buffalo dairy farm through the introduction of new processes and equipment.
The Walloon RDP supports the provision of quality healthcare services for ageing inhabitants of rural areas in Belgium.