The model of the Rural Parliament is one which has grown across Europe. Scotland has adopted the model, following the example of others such as Sweden, Finland and Estonia.
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.
An example of a large-scale previously state owned farm, which now successfully combines economic sustainability and the provision of public goods.
A series of seminars to improve the economic performance and viability of agricultural enterprises, by offering information and training on risk management tools.
An agricultural business affected by extreme weather conditions used RDP support to repair the damage to its infrastructure and enable it to operate as normal.
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.
RDP support enabled a home-based business that sells quality vegetarian food products to increase its production capacity and reach out to an international market.