A family farm specialised on wine production used RDP support to acquire a new tractor and in this way improve its productivity and competitiveness.
Projects & Practice
RDP support helped a family farm to generate added value by applying a sustainable model of production through biodynamic agriculture.
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.
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.
A small family farm in a traditional winemaking area of Croatia used RDP support to purchase new machinery and equipment for wine producing.
Upgrading the production capacity of a farm by investing into building new greenhouses and setting up an irrigation system.
Support from the rural development programme for England enabled an entrepreneur to upgrade his ales brewing business.
EAFRD funding helped expand and develop a social enterprise in rural Scotland. A new training centre is built, a visitor centre expanded and more jobs for adults with special needs created.