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.
Projects & Practice
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.
Support from the Czech RDP helped a successful brewery established in an abandoned pottery factory, to start expanding the range of services it offered to visitors.
A company that produces wine and olive oil developed a strategy to improve its water use efficiency and receives AECM support for its water-saving agricultural good practices.
EAFRD support was used to convert 5.4 ha of abandoned land into organic cherries orchards, thus helping to expand the harvest season and increase the farms profitability.
RDP funding helped improve a meat supply chain in Aude, France, boosting breeders’ income.
EAFRD funding was used to install a biogas plant, covering the farms electricity needs and generating income from the sale of electricity to the national grid.
An inter-territorial cooperation project in Catalonia promoted the use of endogenous renewable energy and management plans contributing to climate change mitigation and adaption.
A Czech farm used EAFRD funds to improve its processing equipment, allowing to improve the quality and expand the range of sausages produced.
EAFRD funding helped renovate a dairy farm boosting animal welfare and making farm work more efficient.