A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.
Projects & Practice
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
An example of sustainable cultivation of olive trees and extraction of olive oil using innovative ultrasound techniques.
A farmer in a Less Favoured Area turned to organic agriculture and began growing ancient varieties of cereals. He has achieved sustainability through niche, quality production.
Incorporating locally available biomass into the soil, as a mean to increase its content in organic matter in the long term.
RDP support helped a family farm to generate added value by applying a sustainable model of production through biodynamic agriculture.
The Think Local development programme focuses on developing collaboration in short supply chain, by bringing together existing initiatives on farmers’ markets, farm retail, food tourism, regional food and drink networks and in developing added value for rural producers.
An example of a large-scale previously state owned farm, which now successfully combines economic sustainability and the provision of public goods.