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.
Projects & Practice
Organising a series of educational events to raise awareness and interest about the environmental functions of the peatlands in Brandenburg.
The construction of two small water basins that minimise the risk of floods and offer a habitat that promotes biodiversity.
A diversified farm with a carpentry workshop, used RDP support to acquire a telescopic handler in order to improve its productivity.
Setting up an innovative lavender distillery in response to increasing market demands for high quality, niche products.
A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.
Improving the centre of a small community by replacing the roofs of municipal buildings.
A young farmer used RDP support to expand and diversify the range of products and services offered by her beekeeping holding.
Building a reservoir to catch runoff water and provide protection against floods in a vulnerable area.
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.