Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
Projects & Practice
The Canary Islands have implemented Simplified Cost Options in order to simplify RDP implementation and reduce the error rate
A company that produces ice-cider in northern Sweden, combined RDP support and crowdfunding to plant an apple orchard that would support its production needs.
A young female farmer introduced a blackberry plantation into a wheat and barley production area and created added value by developing a new range of products. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Improving competitiveness' category.
Developing an innovative model of local-level bio-waste.
A project that demonstrates how agri-environment support can significantly help the protection of the environment while also increasing the profitability of a farm.
Setting up a micro-fund as an alternative way to provide guarantees or loans for small, local organisations.
A young farmer received RDP support to set up a new horticultural seedling production facility and create employment for her family.
In order to maintain the traditional activity of extensive sheep and cattle grazing, the government of Andalusia created a pilot training programme on pastoralism for those that wanted to pursue a new career.
The creation of wetlands in the agricultural landscape can contribute in decreasing the leakage of nutrients into water bodies.