The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
Projects & Practice
An integrated project in Italy supported farmers to add value to the local production of wheat and wheat flour, and thus become more competitive.
A number of arable farms formed a consortium to explore the possibility of growing oleaginous crops and adding value to the local production.
A farm producing flowers used RDP support to purchase new equipment and a tractor, thus achieving its goal to enhance and diversify its production.
The Finnish Natural Resources Institute used EAFRD funding to develop the production of mushrooms for food and medicine to give forest owners an alternative income source.
A Romanian company contructed of a modern dairy plant with a renewable energy production unit that uses the by-products of milk production.
Local farmers and agro-processors came together to carry out this research project to test and develop a niche product.