Incorporating locally available biomass into the soil, as a mean to increase its content in organic matter in the long term.
Projects & Practice
A company making pork products used RDP support to purchase new equipment that allowed it to increase production capacity and end product quality.
Acquisition of a wood chipper that produces chips for cogeneration more efficiently, thus reducing the cost of tools and consumables per unit of finished product.
Set up an operational group to test different practices for optimal catch crop management and assess their efficiency in reducing nitrogen and carbon emissions.
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
Modernisation of a cannery with new machinery leading to improved competitiveness and a stronger local short supply chain.
Developing a herd management tool to optimise efficiency and animal welfare on dairy farms.
An integrated municipal strategy to build a sustainable development model for the local economy based on the agri-food identity of the territory.
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.