Natural constraint payments play a key role in supporting farms to sustain their profitability and develop in areas that would otherwise be abandoned.
Projects & Practice
A pig farm used Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding to improve the animals’ living conditions and the branding of their products.
Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
A female entrepreneur set up a company to produce high quality fashion products made of natural material.
A project that aimed to mobilise society, build inter-generational cooperation and promote the region’s culinary tradition as means to preserve its cultural heritage.
An example of how afforestation allows for the development and maintenance of farm lands where crop cultivation is almost impossible.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
Bringing together public authorities, research institutes and farmers to explore low carbon emission production models in agriculture.
A study financed by the Finnish RDP aimed to find new digital solutions for making reindeer husbandry a more efficient and profitable business.
A start-up business in Finland used RDP financing to carry out a feasibility study which helped lower the risks in upscaling their production capacity of biocomposites.