Genetic resources in animal husbandry: important actions for the local community and the environment to promote traditional, extensive livestock farming and the protection of biodiversity.
Projects & Practice
RDP funds were used to improve the management of water resources in an area of intensive agriculture.
CAP funds for a young farmer support rural revitalisation in the Slovenian mountains
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 family farm converted to organic lavender farming in order to diversify their offer of products and services in an environmentally sustainable way.
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.
The project took nature-friendly vine cultivation on a family farm a step further to develop zero-waste processing methods that valorise all by-products of grapes in a sustainable and fully circular way. The resulting seeds, oil and flour have proved very popular with customers.
Organic and biodynamic farms cooperate to jointly acquire conservation tillage equipment (subsoilers and no till seeding machine) to enhance soil quality, reduce pollution and maximise their soil’s capacity to act as a carbon sink
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.