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.
The project saw an unused calves’ shed converted into a farm shop selling organic products.
Investing in facilities that respect animal welfare enabled a meat processing company to improve its profitability while responding to society’s ethical concerns.
A cooperative focused on quality cheese production, used Rural Development Programme support to expand its facilities and thus ensure the continuous growth of its business.
In an area where the agricultural sector is under pressure due the expansion of a nearby urban centre, the diversification of farming activities e.g. ice-cream production and marketing, can ensure the farm’s sustainability.
An investment project for the modernisation and automation of a frozen fruits processing plant in order to minimise production losses.
Setting up an innovative lavender distillery in response to increasing market demands for high quality, niche products.
Brand new manufacturing and packaging procedures were developed in order to produce healthy nutritional products for children from fruit and vegetables.
A company making pork products used RDP support to purchase new equipment that allowed it to increase production capacity and end product quality.