A pig meat producing short supply chain developed a marketing strategy to strengthen its brand and increase demand for its high-quality products.
Projects & Practice
Developing a Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) in the Netherlands as an alternative to formal certification for small producers operating in short supply chains.
RDP funds were used to improve the management of water resources in an area of intensive agriculture.
CAP funds improve the climate resilience of a family farm’s organic fruit and nut products in the Slovenian alps.
A family-owned winery used support from the Hungarian Rural Development Programme (RDP) to increase its production capacity and improve its energy efficiency.
A family farm used investment support from the Hungarian Rural Development Programme (RDP) to improve its competitiveness in the horticultural sector in Hungary.
Investing in cutting edge production techniques (hydroponics in pots) allowed a farmer to fill a gap in the market increasing the availability of vegetables in winter, with minimal environmental impact.
A European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Operational Group was set up to ensure the viability and continuation of the traditional farming method for hay fed milk and meat production.
This project combined state-of-the-art sensoring techniques and models with a participatory monitoring process with farmers and water authorities to create a common understanding of the main local challenges and possible solutions to enhance water quality. In addition, the process empowered individual farmers to become equal partners with water authorities as they gained knowledge and access to data. Problems with water management differ between regions, but the process of jointly collecting, learning from and acting on data can be applied across regions.
A family farm used support from multiple Rural Development Programme (RDP) measures to ensure the farm’s viability and diversify towards a quality focused and profit-oriented business.