A micro distillery was established with the aim of producing unique, high-quality vodka and brandy from potatoes that are not of marketable quality.
Projects & Practice
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.
A rural business development and capacity building project with an emphasis on increasing revenue in the small-islands tourism industry of Denmark.
A project to shorten the value chain from the farm to the consumer, to increase the availability of high-quality, local foods and to increase local business profitability.
A small potato-growing farm used RDP support to purchase a new processing line to enhance its economic performance.
The Slovakian rural development programme supported a high-quality bakery business in its efforts to increase production capacity and profitability.
A fruit and vegetables producing cooperative used RDP support to expand its cold storage capacity in order to better respond to market trends.
Protecting and promoting traditional vegetables can lead to increased incomes for farmers and environmental benefits for society.
A marketing project to promote the high-quality Finnish oats to the international market and increase the income of small farms.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.