Switching from manual labour to mechanised work in order to make the business much more cost effective.
Projects & Practice
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
A small potato-growing farm used RDP support to purchase a new processing line to enhance its economic performance.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
Ensuring the productivity of a fruit-producing business by replacing low-yield apricot orchards with more reliable plants.
Investing into new machinery for applying liquid fertilizers on crop production in order to protect ground and surface waters.
RDP support for young farmers enabled a young entrepreneur to turn his small farm into a viable organic farm which contributes to the protection of the environment while creating new employment opportunities for the local community.
The cost for fossil fuels can be a significant constrain for the operation of a small farm. Reverting into renewable sources of energy such as biomass, can help increase the farm’s competitiveness while protecting the environment.
A Slovakian cultural centre used EAFRD support to develop and promote a regional brand to improve sales of local artisanal products.
Information and promotion activities on direct marketing by the Slovak National Rural Network.