A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.
Projects & Practice
Building a reservoir to catch runoff water and provide protection against floods in a vulnerable area.
Adjustments to water management and remedial measures help to preserve protected areas and conserve the landscape of the Western Langstraat.
A cheese-producing farm used RDP support to set up a new plant for producing speciality cheeses and ensure its long-term financial sustainability.
A dairy company used RDP support to build a new wing on its factory in order to increase its production capacity. This investment strengthened the local supply chains and helps prevent the abandonment of the farming activity in the area.
A modern hen farm producing eggs for human consumption, set up a new unit to process non commercial eggs and therefore increase its competitiveness.
A family farm used RDP support to switch from cattle to turkey breeding in response to market demand.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
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.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.