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.
An award-winning organic farm in Finland set up a food production network with neighbouring farms aiming to achieve energy and nutrient self-sufficiency.
An integrated, community focussed model for quality meat production based on short supply chains, working together, and exchanging experiences between consumers and producers.
RDP support helped a family farm to generate added value by applying a sustainable model of production through biodynamic agriculture.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
Granting a premium to support viticulture on steep slopes and terraced vineyards as a high-quality farming practice
A small, remote rural community of around 1 300 inhabitants in Finland launched a Digi-Hub for the elderly.