A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.
Projects & Practice
Building a reservoir to catch runoff water and provide protection against floods in a vulnerable area.
A market-driven investment to increase a sheep farm’s competitiveness, through the intensification of high quality organic milk production.
An agricultural cooperative invested in setting up organic apple orchards with anti-hail nets. They also acquired agricultural machinery to support the production of organic beef.
Incorporating locally available biomass into the soil, as a mean to increase its content in organic matter in the long term.
An example of a large-scale previously state owned farm, which now successfully combines economic sustainability and the provision of public goods.
Amstelland Natuurzuivel is a cooperative of farmers in the Amstelland region who set up a milk factory to produce regional dairy products for the Amsterdam area.
Using RDP support to implement a sustainable model of agriculture that combines the production of high quality products and environmental protection. Winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Environment & Climate Action' category.
RDP support helped a farmer to acquire the necessary equipment and infrastructure to continue expanding his organic beef cattle herd.
Granting a premium to support viticulture on steep slopes and terraced vineyards as a high-quality farming practice