Incorporating locally available biomass into the soil, as a mean to increase its content in organic matter in the long term.
Projects & Practice
Amstelland Natuurzuivel is a cooperative of farmers in the Amstelland region who set up a milk factory to produce regional dairy products for the Amsterdam area.
RDP support enabled a home-based business that sells quality vegetarian food products to increase its production capacity and reach out to an international market.
Switching from manual labour to mechanised work in order to make the business much more cost effective.
A young female farmer used RDP support to develop a farm business that would provide her with sufficient income in order to become a full time farmer.
On-farm processing can add value to the product and can also make farming a more attractive choice for young farmers - as demonstrated by a berry farm in Finland.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.