A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.
Projects & Practice
The Think Local development programme focuses on developing collaboration in short supply chain, by bringing together existing initiatives on farmers’ markets, farm retail, food tourism, regional food and drink networks and in developing added value for rural producers.
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.
An example of a large-scale previously state owned farm, which now successfully combines economic sustainability and the provision of public goods.
Amstelland Natuurzuivel is a cooperative of farmers in the Amstelland region who set up a milk factory to produce regional dairy products for the Amsterdam area.
Using RDP support to establish an agricultural holding, purchase agricultural machinery and launch a young farmer’s career .
A pilot project to create an innovative pig farm based on the principle of processing fresh manure to minimise GHG emissions and increase the farm’s profitability.
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.
Modernization of a poultry farm by installing new, laying hen equipment and by renovating the production buildings.
A leading manufacturer of conserves and jams used RDP support to increase its winter water storage capacity for use during the summer dry months.