Rural Development Programme support was used for installing a water recycling system to further reduce costs of vegetable hydroponic production, and minimising waste water.
Projects & Practice
The technical assistance project JOBtoc aims to investigate the profile of ‘Young Rural Entrepreneurs’ across mainland Portugal and thus contribute to adapting development strategies and policies to the needs and potential of regionalised rural development.
Rural Development Programme support was used to improve the accessibility and educational function of a UNESCO-listed Natural Park in Madeira, Portugal.
A Slovakian company with a long history of manufacturing confectionery products benefited from Rural Development Programme support to modernise its equipment and production processes.
Modernisation of a rice farm in Portugal through the application of precision farming in its irrigation infrastructure.
A major exporting agricultural company in Portugal, used EAFRD support to develop a state-of-the-art innovative, greenhouse production unit.
Restoring the production potential of damaged forests through clearing, afforestation and preservation of young forest stands.
Restoration of a deteriorating forest road and the construction of a wooden lookout tower in order to protect 1500 ha of forest from forest fires.
A Technical Assistance project about empowering local and regional actors to work more effectively with rural communities in order to revitalise these areas.
A small potato-growing farm used RDP support to purchase a new processing line to enhance its economic performance.