Local renewable energy opportunities generated through knowledge exchange, capacity building and training on sustainable forest management and energy transition.
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.
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.
A project to help keep elderly people living at home safe and happy.
A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.
A young farmer used RDP support to expand and diversify the range of products and services offered by her beekeeping holding.