Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
Projects & Practice
On-farm processing can add value to the product and can also make farming a more attractive choice for young farmers - as demonstrated by a berry farm in Finland.
Supporting vulnerable people and facilitating their re-integration into society through small volunteer jobs on local farms.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
Precision farming has great economic and environmental potentials and a project was set up to promote its use in the Austrian context.
A family farm used LEADER support to build a new greenhouse that would provide optimum conditions for growing traditional varieties of Estonian roses.
Installing an efficient irrigation system in a fig orchard helped to better manage water stress for the trees and increased the quality and volume of production.
A farm used RDP support to set up a micro district heating system to produce heating from wood biomass and at the same time expand its leisure and tourism facilities.
An ambitious young farmer used RDP support to create a new niche product and a touristic attraction out of his produce of mushrooms that were not suitable for the market.
A family-owned strawberry farm in Estonia used EAFRD funding to develop the generation of solar power, enabling the farm to expand and increasing their profits.