A dynamic agricultural cooperative used Rural Development Programme support for the setting up of a modern seed processing facility in order to enhance its competitiveness.
Projects & Practice
Setting up an innovative lavender distillery in response to increasing market demands for high quality, niche products.
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
RDP support enabled a home-based business that sells quality vegetarian food products to increase its production capacity and reach out to an international market.
Switching from manual labour to mechanised work in order to make the business much more cost effective.
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
Modernisation of a cannery with new machinery leading to improved competitiveness and a stronger local short supply chain.
Installing a net to reduce the risk of damage from natural threats such as hail, torrential rains, birds and insects.
The largest inter-territorial cooperation project in Finland for 2014-2020, aims to promote cultural heritage as a vehicle for tourism development.
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.