In an area where the agricultural sector is under pressure due the expansion of a nearby urban centre, the diversification of farming activities e.g. ice-cream production and marketing, can ensure the farm’s sustainability.
Projects & Practice
An investment project for the modernisation and automation of a frozen fruits processing plant in order to minimise production losses.
A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.
A company making pork products used RDP support to purchase new equipment that allowed it to increase production capacity and end product quality.
A modern hen farm producing eggs for human consumption, set up a new unit to process non commercial eggs and therefore increase its competitiveness.
A company created a modular rearing system that allows them to combine egg and quality rooster meat production, while respecting the environment and animal welfare.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
Modernisation of a cannery with new machinery leading to improved competitiveness and a stronger local short supply chain.
A family farm used RDP support to switch from cattle to turkey breeding in response to market demand.
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.