Rural Development Programme investment support has boosted the productivity and competitiveness of a family dairy business and helped to safeguard more than 60 jobs.
Projects & Practice
Investing in cutting edge production techniques (hydroponics in pots) allowed a farmer to fill a gap in the market increasing the availability of vegetables in winter, with minimal environmental impact.
Setting up a slaughterhouse on-site helped the beneficiary and other nearby organic lamb breeders to increase their profitability through direct marketing.
A European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Operational Group was set up to ensure the viability and continuation of the traditional farming method for hay fed milk and meat production.
A young farmer created a new business model that combines organic farming and environmental protection with job creation and socially inclusive educational services.
A young female farmer invested in the construction of greenhouses and an irrigation system to improve her farm’s profitability and mitigate production risks linked to climate change.
Developing an integrated identification and control system that enables the detection of pests in fields and gardens and determines the optimal time to apply protective measures.
A small family forestry business used RDP support to acquire new machinery that would enable it to respond to the increasing demand for forest services.
A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production.
A dairy farm combined three RDP supported operations to increase and modernise milk production and secure one full-time job.