Natural constraint payments play a key role in supporting farms to sustain their profitability and develop in areas that would otherwise be abandoned.
Projects & Practice
A pig farm used Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding to improve the animals’ living conditions and the branding of their products.
The construction of a new production facility to process minced fava beans and to take advantage of the market shift from meat to plant-based protein foods.
An award-winning organic farm in Finland set up a food production network with neighbouring farms aiming to achieve energy and nutrient self-sufficiency.
A project to help keep elderly people living at home safe and happy.
An agricultural business used RDP support to improve its capacity to process and store its produce, while producing renewable energy from the sun.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
Bringing together public authorities, research institutes and farmers to explore low carbon emission production models in agriculture.