A cooperative in Spain implemented a quality certification programme for tomato crops, aiming to increase the added value of the product, while being committed to promote safe and sustainable production processes.
Projects & Practice
An EIP Operational Group was set up to strengthen the food chain and create short distribution channels for small and medium farms in the Madrid region.
A rural women’s association used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to organise wool processing training courses and to create employment opportunities by valorising wool, a by-product of sheep meat production.
A cooperative focused on quality cheese production, used Rural Development Programme support to expand its facilities and thus ensure the continuous growth of its business.
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.
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.
A young female farmer used RDP support to set up a traditional backing oven and start selling organic bread in the local area.
A project to enhance the competitiveness of agriculture and the food industry, as well as the low-carbon economy, through the analysis of alternative future scenarios.
A cooperation project to promote the consumption of locally produced beef and create economic and environmental benefits.
A collaborative system of precision viticulture enabling farmers to have online real time information about the health of the vineyards and make more targeted phytosanitary interventions.