Adjustments to water management and remedial measures help to preserve protected areas and conserve the landscape of the Western Langstraat.
Projects & Practice
A land consolidation project helped restore the functionality of vineyard terraces and thus maintained a landscape which is a habitat of rare species.
An agricultural business used RDP support to improve its capacity to process and store its produce, while producing renewable energy from the sun.
Maintaining natural and semi-natural meadows and wetlands to ensure suitable nesting conditions for an endangered bird species: the Aquatic Warbler.
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
Expanding a water reservoir and installing a solar farm to reduce the energy costs of irrigation.
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 family farm invested in a biogas plant to produce renewable energy while also purchasing a new tomato harvester to improve the farm’s overall income.