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.
Projects & Practice
Adjustments to water management and remedial measures help to preserve protected areas and conserve the landscape of the Western Langstraat.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
Installing a net to reduce the risk of damage from natural threats such as hail, torrential rains, birds and insects.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
A historic Chateau was restored to its initial state and turned into one of the most modern wine-producing facilities in Slovakia.
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.
A small family factory used RDP support to equip its new store, which sells its high-quality meat products.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
A bakery company producing high quality traditional bakery products used support from the rural development programme to modernise and expand its production capacity.