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
Setting up an innovative lavender distillery in response to increasing market demands for high quality, niche products.
Brand new manufacturing and packaging procedures were developed in order to produce healthy nutritional products for children from fruit and vegetables.
An ambitious entrepreneur used business start-up aid for young farmers in order to modernise his farm and create a series of innovative products.
A unique example of a rural business which achieved economic profitability based on innovation and environmentally-friendly practices.
Developing a herd management tool to optimise efficiency and animal welfare on dairy farms.
Two young farmers set up a hydroponic facility to produce high quality green fodder for livestock in the Canary Islands.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
A company developed a new allergen free healthy snack and used RDP support to set up the commercial production process.
A group of farmers in Latvia used EAFRD support to set up a mobile slaughterhouse for common use. The investment enabled farmers to respond to the increasing demand for certified slaughterhouse services at a competitive price.