An EIP Operational Group was set up to strengthen the food chain and create short distribution channels for small and medium farms in the Madrid region.
Projects & Practice
The project saw an unused calves’ shed converted into a farm shop selling organic products.
A pig farm used Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding to improve the animals’ living conditions and the branding of their products.
Investing in facilities that respect animal welfare enabled a meat processing company to improve its profitability while responding to society’s ethical concerns.
A livestock farmer received training and undertook a consultation to find out how to improve animal welfare on his farm.
In an area where the agricultural sector is under pressure due the expansion of a nearby urban centre, the diversification of farming activities e.g. ice-cream production and marketing, can ensure the farm’s sustainability.
Setting up an innovative lavender distillery in response to increasing market demands for high quality, niche products.
Brand new manufacturing and packaging procedures were developed in order to produce healthy nutritional products for children from fruit and vegetables.
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
Developing a herd management tool to optimise efficiency and animal welfare on dairy farms.