Turning a subsistence family farm into a dynamic agri-business through modernization and adoption of affordable new equipment.
Projects & Practice
The model of the Rural Parliament is one which has grown across Europe. Scotland has adopted the model, following the example of others such as Sweden, Finland and Estonia.
Scotland’s RDP has adopted simplified administration systems that include a ‘two-tier’ application process for RDP grants. This was introduced to provide proportionate ‘fast-track’ procedures for projects requiring smaller amounts of RDP funding.
Using RDP support to establish an agricultural holding, purchase agricultural machinery and launch a young farmer’s career .
A leading manufacturer of conserves and jams used RDP support to increase its winter water storage capacity for use during the summer dry months.
Expanding a viticulture business to meet market demand by investing in modern and efficient equipment.
The GrowBiz approach to enterprise support is based on building long-term relationships with businesses and encouraging them to connect, collaborate, share and network with other enterprises in their local community and further afield.
Turning an abandoned park area and its gardens into a community hub to create opportunities for social interaction, training and employment.
In order to improve the economic performance of his holding, a young farmer received support to increase the cultivated land and to build an irrigated greenhouse for the production of vegetables.
This project aimed to replace old farming machinery and thus improve the productivity and economic performance of a farm holding.