A family farm used support from multiple Rural Development Programme (RDP) measures to ensure the farm’s viability and diversify towards a quality focused and profit-oriented business.
Projects & Practice
Restoration of a meadow irrigation ditch to revive a multi-centennial tradition that existed throughout Europe and over time has produced meadows of outstanding flora.
A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.
An infrastructure investment to solve the problem of waste water treatment in a sparsely populated rural municipality.
An agricultural cooperative invested in setting up organic apple orchards with anti-hail nets. They also acquired agricultural machinery to support the production of organic beef.
The Walloon RDP supports the provision of quality healthcare services for ageing inhabitants of rural areas in Belgium.
RDP support helped a farmer to acquire the necessary equipment and infrastructure to continue expanding his organic beef cattle herd.
Maintaining natural and semi-natural meadows and wetlands to ensure suitable nesting conditions for an endangered bird species: the Aquatic Warbler.
A family farm used RDP support to switch from cattle to turkey breeding in response to market demand.
Investing in extending a cycle lane to promote soft mobility in the commute to work or the school run, as well as for leisure.