A number of arable farms formed a consortium to explore the possibility of growing oleaginous crops and adding value to the local production.
Projects & Practice
An educational peer-to-peer programme for farmers that are engaged into innovative practices, facilitated through participative techniques and scientific expertise.
A restoration project of an old railway station became a model of energy-efficient renovation work and set the grounds for creating a eco cluster of specialised companies and technicians.
An old abandoned farm through three separate investments was turned into an orchard with hail protection nets and a building to store the produce and equipment.
The regional rural network of Silesia in Poland organised a study tour for its members in Scotland to raise awareness and improve their skills on organic farming.
An innovative environmental training centre was established in Murcia, demonstrating the potentials of renewable energy based on diversified rural tourism.
An ambitious young farmer used RDP support to create a new niche product and a touristic attraction out of his produce of mushrooms that were not suitable for the market.
A company developed a new allergen free healthy snack and used RDP support to set up the commercial production process.
RDP support for young farmers enabled a young entrepreneur to turn his small farm into a viable organic farm which contributes to the protection of the environment while creating new employment opportunities for the local community.
The cost for fossil fuels can be a significant constrain for the operation of a small farm. Reverting into renewable sources of energy such as biomass, can help increase the farm’s competitiveness while protecting the environment.