Rural Development Programme support was used for installing a water recycling system to further reduce costs of vegetable hydroponic production, and minimising waste water.
Projects & Practice
Investing in cutting edge production techniques (hydroponics in pots) allowed a farmer to fill a gap in the market increasing the availability of vegetables in winter, with minimal environmental impact.
A non-productive investment for restoring farm stone walls brings multiple practical, environmental and heritage benefits.
Promoting extensive grazing in a communal area to enhance biodiversity in and around a Natura 2000 designated area.
A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.
An agricultural cooperative invested in setting up organic apple orchards with anti-hail nets. They also acquired agricultural machinery to support the production of organic beef.
An agricultural business used RDP support to improve its capacity to process and store its produce, while producing renewable energy from the sun.
Expanding a water reservoir and installing a solar farm to reduce the energy costs of irrigation.
A small potato-growing farm used RDP support to purchase a new processing line to enhance its economic performance.
A young farmer received RDP support to set up a new horticultural seedling production facility and create employment for her family.