Projects & Practice
A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.
RDP support enabled a home-based business that sells quality vegetarian food products to increase its production capacity and reach out to an international market.
Promoting the sustainable management of small, privately owned forests. This is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'LEADER' category.
Using RDP support to turn a farm into a nature reserve; contributing to tackling biodiversity loss.
Switching from manual labour to mechanised work in order to make the business much more cost effective.
A young female farmer used RDP support to develop a farm business that would provide her with sufficient income in order to become a full time farmer.
A slaughterhouse was established on the island of Bornholm to offer slaughtering facilities to small husbandry farms or for larger herds of sheep or cattle.
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.