Rural Development Programme investment support has boosted the productivity and competitiveness of a family dairy business and helped to safeguard more than 60 jobs.
Projects & Practice
Setting up a slaughterhouse on-site helped the beneficiary and other nearby organic lamb breeders to increase their profitability through direct marketing.
Female entrepreneurs used RDP investment support to increase the production capacity of their juniper syrup-producing business.
A well-established food processor used investment support from the Estonian RDP to expand the range of baby food products it offers and thus maintain its dynamic growth.
The project saw an unused calves’ shed converted into a farm shop selling organic products.
A pig farm used Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding to improve the animals’ living conditions and the branding of their products.
Investing in facilities that respect animal welfare enabled a meat processing company to improve its profitability while responding to society’s ethical concerns.
In response to the changing global markets, a dairy used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to reorient its production and maintain its export potential.
Brand new manufacturing and packaging procedures were developed in order to produce healthy nutritional products for children from fruit and vegetables.
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.