A young farmer created a new business model that combines organic farming and environmental protection with job creation and socially inclusive educational services.
Projects & Practice
A dairy family farm in Sweden invested in a biogas powered generator and a storage facility for substrates in order to become self-sufficient through the use of green energy.
A family farm invested in soil conservation practices to increase its capacity to store water and its microbial biomass activity.
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.
A young farmer used RDP support to expand and diversify the range of products and services offered by her beekeeping holding.
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
An ambitious entrepreneur used business start-up aid for young farmers in order to modernise his farm and create a series of innovative products.
A unique example of a rural business which achieved economic profitability based on innovation and environmentally-friendly practices.
A cooperative of apple producers set up a joint effort among its members to control the codling moth, a major pest, by means of sexual confusion.
project focusing on the protection and promotion of a breed of cattle specific to Western Macedonia, the Greek Red Kastoria-Kristalopigi cow.