A farm employing people with special needs set up a process line and an experimental kitchen, where non-commercial agricultural produce can be turned into new products.
Projects & Practice
A cheese-producing farm used RDP support to set up a new plant for producing speciality cheeses and ensure its long-term financial sustainability.
The project made an Ekso Bionics Exoskeleton available to patients in rural areas. This enables community rehabilitation of patients recovering from spinal injuries, strokes and brain injuries.
RDP support helped a family farm to generate added value by applying a sustainable model of production through biodynamic agriculture.
A cooperative of apple producers set up a joint effort among its members to control the codling moth, a major pest, by means of sexual confusion.
A community project in which young people actively participated in shaping their environment and strengthened the cohesion of their community.
A modern hen farm producing eggs for human consumption, set up a new unit to process non commercial eggs and therefore increase its competitiveness.
A network that helps improve sustainability through farmer-led innovation. ‘Field labs’ and research grants provide farmers with skills, support and scientific backing to find solutions to the challenges which farmers face.
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.
A series of seminars to improve the economic performance and viability of agricultural enterprises, by offering information and training on risk management tools.