A network that helps improve sustainability through farmer-led innovation. ‘Field labs’ and research grants provide farmers with skills, support and scientific backing to find solutions to the challenges which farmers face.
Projects & Practice
A leading manufacturer of conserves and jams used RDP support to increase its winter water storage capacity for use during the summer dry months.
A project to enhance the facilities on a geological site, enable new visitor-based activities and attract more visitors who will spend more time in the area.
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.
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
Modernisation and development of a small beekeeping farm in order to increase its profitability and its resilience to weather-associated risks.
A fruit and vegetables producing cooperative used RDP support to expand its cold storage capacity in order to better respond to market trends.
Support from the rural development programme for England enabled an entrepreneur to upgrade his ales brewing business.
An entrepreneur developed an innovative farming model by turning an old farm into a demonstration site where visitors can see and learn about husbandry and endemic game species.