A young farmer received RDP support to build stone wall terraces, helping him to improve the farm’s productivity, while protecting its soil from erosion.
Projects & Practice
The project saw an unused calves’ shed converted into a farm shop selling organic products.
In an area where the agricultural sector is under pressure due the expansion of a nearby urban centre, the diversification of farming activities e.g. ice-cream production and marketing, can ensure the farm’s sustainability.
Setting up an innovative lavender distillery in response to increasing market demands for high quality, niche products.
Incorporating locally available biomass into the soil, as a mean to increase its content in organic matter in the long term.
A dairy company used RDP support to build a new wing on its factory in order to increase its production capacity. This investment strengthened the local supply chains and helps prevent the abandonment of the farming activity in the area.
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
Modernisation of a cannery with new machinery leading to improved competitiveness and a stronger local short supply chain.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
A small family factory used RDP support to equip its new store, which sells its high-quality meat products.