A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.
Projects & Practice
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.
An example of sustainable cultivation of olive trees and extraction of olive oil using innovative ultrasound techniques.
An example of an initiative promoting energy efficiency that addresses climate change through targeted actions at grassroots level.
A series of theoretical and practical training courses on work safety for small private forest owners and forest users.
The project considered built heritage as a development lever for a rural area and relied upon the younger generation to raise awareness about it and to take care of it in the longer term.
An old abandoned farm through three separate investments was turned into an orchard with hail protection nets and a building to store the produce and equipment.
Two RDP funded projects enabled a company specialised on biomass heating to grow by financing the purchase of mobile wood chipper and later on a pelleting system.
Agritourism Monitor Farms are rural businesses opened up to wider community groups, other rural businesses and related professionals for site tours, working groups and open discussions.
LEADER support was used to exploit the potential of using large quantities of waste wood from landscape management as a renewable energy source.