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.
Projects & Practice
Setting up an innovative lavender distillery in response to increasing market demands for high quality, niche products.
A family farm specialised on wine production used RDP support to acquire a new tractor and in this way improve its productivity and competitiveness.
A farm employing people with special needs set up a process line and an experimental kitchen, where non-commercial agricultural produce can be turned into new products.
RDP support helped a family farm to generate added value by applying a sustainable model of production through biodynamic agriculture.
A land consolidation project helped restore the functionality of vineyard terraces and thus maintained a landscape which is a habitat of rare species.
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
A family farm used RDP support to switch from cattle to turkey breeding in response to market demand.
An integrated municipal strategy to build a sustainable development model for the local economy based on the agri-food identity of the territory.
A small family farm in a traditional winemaking area of Croatia used RDP support to purchase new machinery and equipment for wine producing.