A young female farmer introduced a blackberry plantation into a wheat and barley production area and created added value by developing a new range of products. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Improving competitiveness' category.
Projects & Practice
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
A LEADER measure grant helped purchase film and photography equipment and training for a rural arts festival community project.
Modernisation of a cannery with new machinery leading to improved competitiveness and a stronger local short supply chain.
A family farm used RDP support to switch from cattle to turkey breeding in response to market demand.
Granting a premium to support viticulture on steep slopes and terraced vineyards as a high-quality farming practice
A slaughterhouse was established on the island of Bornholm to offer slaughtering facilities to small husbandry farms or for larger herds of sheep or cattle.
Expanding a water reservoir and installing a solar farm to reduce the energy costs of irrigation.
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 project that demonstrates how agri-environment support can significantly help the protection of the environment while also increasing the profitability of a farm.