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.
Projects & Practice
A small potato-growing farm used RDP support to purchase a new processing line to enhance its economic performance.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
Ensuring the productivity of a fruit-producing business by replacing low-yield apricot orchards with more reliable plants.
RDP support enabled a family farm to improve the quality of the organic wine they produce by financing the purchase of new equipment.
Installing an efficient irrigation system in a fig orchard helped to better manage water stress for the trees and increased the quality and volume of production.
Previously uncultivated and overgrown agricultural land was restored and was used to set up a new competitive and sustainable business.
A young farmer received RDP support to set up a new horticultural seedling production facility and create employment for her family.
Investing in new machinery and equipment to allow increase the productivity of a pig farm.
Investing into new machinery for applying liquid fertilizers on crop production in order to protect ground and surface waters.