A family business, trading high quality instant coffee, used EAFRD support to expand its business by installing a new more efficient production line.
Projects & Practice
Expanding the range of tourist offer in a LAG area by supporting a small farm to diversify into horseback riding and therapeutic riding.
A dynamic agricultural cooperative used Rural Development Programme support for the setting up of a modern seed processing facility in order to enhance its competitiveness.
A young farmer used RDP support to expand and diversify the range of products and services offered by her beekeeping holding.
A dairy farm combined three RDP supported operations to increase and modernise milk production and secure one full-time job.
An agricultural cooperative invested in setting up organic apple orchards with anti-hail nets. They also acquired agricultural machinery to support the production of organic beef.
A unique example of a rural business which achieved economic profitability based on innovation and environmentally-friendly practices.
An example on how the process of preparing a local development strategy was used for stakeholder consultation on key rural development issues.
A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.
Scotland’s RDP has adopted simplified administration systems that include a ‘two-tier’ application process for RDP grants. This was introduced to provide proportionate ‘fast-track’ procedures for projects requiring smaller amounts of RDP funding.