Scotland’s RDP has adopted simplified administration systems that include a ‘two-tier’ application process for RDP grants. This was introduced to provide proportionate ‘fast-track’ procedures for projects requiring smaller amounts of RDP funding.
Projects & Practice
Start-up courses designed specifically for new entrants to farming ensure a strong grounding in both agricultural and business principles in the Flanders region of Belgium.
The Canary Islands have implemented Simplified Cost Options in order to simplify RDP implementation and reduce the error rate
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.
Using RDP support to establish an agricultural holding, purchase agricultural machinery and launch a young farmer’s career .
An agricultural company used EAFRD funding to strengthen its production of green asparagus and increase its share of the national and European market.
An agricultural business used RDP support to improve its capacity to process and store its produce, while producing renewable energy from the sun.
A young farmer invested in precision farming through the acquisition of a new sprayer; combining cost savings and environmental protection.
An inter-territorial cooperation project to support the development of a system for verifying the traceability and the sustainable management of wood from hedgerows.
Switching from manual labour to mechanised work in order to make the business much more cost effective.