A cooperative in Spain implemented a quality certification programme for tomato crops, aiming to increase the added value of the product, while being committed to promote safe and sustainable production processes.
Projects & Practice
Rural areas are commonly affected by depopulation and ageing populations. This project promoted healthy and active ageing in rural areas, by offering physical and social activities for the elderly.
An EIP Operational Group was set up to strengthen the food chain and create short distribution channels for small and medium farms in the Madrid region.
A rural women’s association used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to organise wool processing training courses and to create employment opportunities by valorising wool, a by-product of sheep meat production.
A pig farm used Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding to improve the animals’ living conditions and the branding of their products.
A family business, trading high quality instant coffee, used EAFRD support to expand its business by installing a new more efficient production line.
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.
A start-up business in Finland used RDP financing to carry out a feasibility study which helped lower the risks in upscaling their production capacity of biocomposites.
A cooperation project to promote the consumption of locally produced beef and create economic and environmental benefits.
Responding to clients’ needs by offering new integrated veterinary services using a mobile laboratory.