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.
Projects & Practice
Two young farmers set up a hydroponic facility to produce high quality green fodder for livestock in the Canary Islands.
A project that demonstrates how agri-environment support can significantly help the protection of the environment while also increasing the profitability of a farm.
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.
Supporting vulnerable people and facilitating their re-integration into society through small volunteer jobs on local farms.
A small potato-growing farm used RDP support to purchase a new processing line to enhance its economic performance.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
Ensuring the productivity of a fruit-producing business by replacing low-yield apricot orchards with more reliable plants.
Precision farming has great economic and environmental potentials and a project was set up to promote its use in the Austrian context.