Natural constraint payments play a key role in supporting farms to sustain their profitability and develop in areas that would otherwise be abandoned.
Projects & Practice
A pig farm used Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding to improve the animals’ living conditions and the branding of their products.
A Maltese young farmer took over his father’s sheep farm in order to preserve local traditions, whilst incorporating new and innovative ideas in the production and marketing process.
Expanding the range of tourist offer in a LAG area by supporting a small farm to diversify into horseback riding and therapeutic riding.
A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.
A young farmer used RDP support to expand and diversify the range of products and services offered by her beekeeping holding.
A community centre used support from the rural development programme to enhance its services and premises in order not to exclude people with Dementia.
An ambitious entrepreneur used business start-up aid for young farmers in order to modernise his farm and create a series of innovative products.
A project addressing the Water Framework Directive, by restoring the natural flow of a stream, while preserving the local cultural heritage and protecting from floods.