Projects & Practice
Natural constraint payments play a key role in supporting farms to sustain their profitability and develop in areas that would otherwise be abandoned.
A pig farm used Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding to improve the animals’ living conditions and the branding of their products.
The construction of a new production facility to process minced fava beans and to take advantage of the market shift from meat to plant-based protein foods.
An award-winning organic farm in Finland set up a food production network with neighbouring farms aiming to achieve energy and nutrient self-sufficiency.
A small family forestry business used RDP support to acquire new machinery that would enable it to respond to the increasing demand for forest services.
Restoration of a meadow irrigation ditch to revive a multi-centennial tradition that existed throughout Europe and over time has produced meadows of outstanding flora.
A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.