An example of sustainable cultivation of olive trees and extraction of olive oil using innovative ultrasound techniques.
Projects & Practice
A unique example of a rural business which achieved economic profitability based on innovation and environmentally-friendly practices.
A farmer in a Less Favoured Area turned to organic agriculture and began growing ancient varieties of cereals. He has achieved sustainability through niche, quality production.
The future-proof peat meadow polder ‘Lange Weide’, is unique bottom-up initiative and the largest submerged drainage project in the Netherlands.
Adjustments to water management and remedial measures help to preserve protected areas and conserve the landscape of the Western Langstraat.
Incorporating locally available biomass into the soil, as a mean to increase its content in organic matter in the long term.
A dairy company used RDP support to build a new wing on its factory in order to increase its production capacity. This investment strengthened the local supply chains and helps prevent the abandonment of the farming activity in the area.
RDP support helped a family farm to generate added value by applying a sustainable model of production through biodynamic agriculture.
A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.
The Think Local development programme focuses on developing collaboration in short supply chain, by bringing together existing initiatives on farmers’ markets, farm retail, food tourism, regional food and drink networks and in developing added value for rural producers.