Using Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to set up modern poplar plantations in response to the increasing demand from industry for high quality raw materials
Projects & Practice
A female entrepreneur used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support for young farmers to grow her business of producing herbs and container ornamental plants.
Improving the centre of a small community by replacing the roofs of municipal buildings.
Switching from manual labour to mechanised work in order to make the business much more cost effective.
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
A fruit and vegetables producing cooperative used RDP support to expand its cold storage capacity in order to better respond to market trends.
An innovative interterritorial cooperation project brought together Local Action Groups and other social partners to demonstrate and promote the use of solar energy by local communities.
The cost for fossil fuels can be a significant constrain for the operation of a small farm. Reverting into renewable sources of energy such as biomass, can help increase the farm’s competitiveness while protecting the environment.
A local action groups promoted energy efficiency upgrades in the towns of its area and in order to identify good practice examples it cooperated with partner local action groups in Scotland.
LEADER funding in two subsequent projects helped a small metalware company grow its size and capacity and take advantage of new market opportunities.