A pig farm used Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding to improve the animals’ living conditions and the branding of their products.
Projects & Practice
The project has created entirely new operating models to improve the well-being of agricultural entrepreneurs and how they can cope with difficulties.
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.
RDP support enabled a family farm to improve the quality of the organic wine they produce by financing the purchase of new equipment.
A marketing project to promote the high-quality Finnish oats to the international market and increase the income of small farms.
A winemaking cooperative in France’s Jura region used EAFRD funding to develop a bio-purification system for managing waste in an environmentally sustainable way.
A French region developed its own brand that capitalises on its culinary tradition, as well as the diversity and quality of its local produce.