A dynamic agricultural cooperative used Rural Development Programme support for the setting up of a modern seed processing facility in order to enhance its competitiveness.
Projects & Practice
A family farm specialised on wine production used RDP support to acquire a new tractor and in this way improve its productivity and competitiveness.
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.
RDP support helped a family farm to generate added value by applying a sustainable model of production through biodynamic agriculture.
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.
Set up an operational group to test different practices for optimal catch crop management and assess their efficiency in reducing nitrogen and carbon emissions.
A family farm used RDP support to switch from cattle to turkey breeding in response to market demand.
A fruit and vegetables producing cooperative used RDP support to expand its cold storage capacity in order to better respond to market trends.
Previously uncultivated and overgrown agricultural land was restored and was used to set up a new competitive and sustainable business.