An example of a large-scale previously state owned farm, which now successfully combines economic sustainability and the provision of public goods.
Projects & Practice
A series of seminars to improve the economic performance and viability of agricultural enterprises, by offering information and training on risk management tools.
Switching from manual labour to mechanised work in order to make the business much more cost effective.
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
A series of seminars to create opportunities for formal and tacit knowledge transfer between experienced farmers and newcomers to agriculture.
Ensuring the productivity of a fruit-producing business by replacing low-yield apricot orchards with more reliable plants.
An association used RDP support to redevelop the inadequate building of an old community centre into a multiple service centre covering both cultural and information needs of the local residents.
RDP support for young farmers enabled a young entrepreneur to turn his small farm into a viable organic farm which contributes to the protection of the environment while creating new employment opportunities for the local community.
The cost for fossil fuels can be a significant constrain for the operation of a small farm. Reverting into renewable sources of energy such as biomass, can help increase the farm’s competitiveness while protecting the environment.