The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
Projects & Practice
Previously uncultivated and overgrown agricultural land was restored and was used to set up a new competitive and sustainable business.
A young farmer received RDP support to set up a new horticultural seedling production facility and create employment for her family.
In order to maintain the traditional activity of extensive sheep and cattle grazing, the government of Andalusia created a pilot training programme on pastoralism for those that wanted to pursue a new career.
A young female farmer used RDP support to set up a traditional backing oven and start selling organic bread in the local area.
The creation of wetlands in the agricultural landscape can contribute in decreasing the leakage of nutrients into water bodies.
A project to enhance the competitiveness of agriculture and the food industry, as well as the low-carbon economy, through the analysis of alternative future scenarios.
A start-up business in Finland used RDP financing to carry out a feasibility study which helped lower the risks in upscaling their production capacity of biocomposites.
The success story a hobby farmer with full time employment who created a world class dessert wine and now supplies Michelin restaurants both nationally and internationally.
A bakery company producing high quality traditional bakery products used support from the rural development programme to modernise and expand its production capacity.