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
Adjustments to water management and remedial measures help to preserve protected areas and conserve the landscape of the Western Langstraat.
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.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
Maintaining natural and semi-natural meadows and wetlands to ensure suitable nesting conditions for an endangered bird species: the Aquatic Warbler.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
A historic Chateau was restored to its initial state and turned into one of the most modern wine-producing facilities in Slovakia.
A family farm invested in a biogas plant to produce renewable energy while also purchasing a new tomato harvester to improve the farm’s overall income.
A small family factory used RDP support to equip its new store, which sells its high-quality meat products.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.