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
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.
RDP support helped a farmer to acquire the necessary equipment and infrastructure to continue expanding his organic beef cattle herd.
A young female farmer used RDP support to develop a farm business that would provide her with sufficient income in order to become a full time farmer.
A farm used RDP support to acquire new machinery in order to improve its strawberry production and increase its profitability.