The Canary Islands have implemented Simplified Cost Options in order to simplify RDP implementation and reduce the error rate
Projects & Practice
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.
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.
On-farm processing can add value to the product and can also make farming a more attractive choice for young farmers - as demonstrated by a berry farm in Finland.
A Local Action Group engaged local coordinators to stimulate volunteer action and engagement in grassroots initiatives.
Setting up a micro-fund as an alternative way to provide guarantees or loans for small, local organisations.
An educational peer-to-peer programme for farmers that are engaged into innovative practices, facilitated through participative techniques and scientific expertise.
Setting up a state-of-the-art greenhouse for hydroponic production of tomatoes using renewable energy sources for heating.
RDP support helped set up a new dairy factory which combined the most modern production techniques and equipment with traditional knowledge, in order to produce a high-quality niche cheese for local and international markets.
RDP funding helped improve a meat supply chain in Aude, France, boosting breeders’ income.