A young female farmer introduced a blackberry plantation into a wheat and barley production area and created added value by developing a new range of products. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Improving competitiveness' category.
Projects & Practice
Developing an innovative model of local-level bio-waste.
Two young farmers set up a hydroponic facility to produce high quality green fodder for livestock in the Canary Islands.
A project that demonstrates how agri-environment support can significantly help the protection of the environment while also increasing the profitability of a farm.
Punkalaidun municipality conducted a feasibility study for setting up a biogas plant producing energy from manure, which resulted in an investment decision.
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.
An innovative environmental training centre was established in Murcia, demonstrating the potentials of renewable energy based on diversified rural tourism.
A winery in response to changing consumers’ preferences, decided to restructure its bottling plant in order to widen the range of high quality wines produced.
An inter-territorial cooperation project in Catalonia promoted the use of endogenous renewable energy and management plans contributing to climate change mitigation and adaption.
The Finnish Natural Resources Institute used EAFRD funding to develop the production of mushrooms for food and medicine to give forest owners an alternative income source.