The genetic integrity of two species of traditional Lithuanian sheep breeds is being protected by agri-environment and climate RDP funds on a certified organic family farm which sells the sheep’s meat and wool and offspring, as well as uses the traditional breed as a unique rural tourism attraction.
Projects & Practice
Turning a subsistence family farm into a dynamic agri-business through modernization and adoption of affordable new equipment.
RDP support helped a family farm to generate added value by applying a sustainable model of production through biodynamic agriculture.
A young female farmer decided to renovated an old building on the family farm and offer accommodation for tourists.
A family farm invested in a biogas plant to produce renewable energy while also purchasing a new tomato harvester to improve the farm’s overall income.
A family farm decided to diversify and supplement its income by investing in agri-tourism.
Protecting and promoting traditional vegetables can lead to increased incomes for farmers and environmental benefits for society.
A small family farm in a traditional winemaking area of Croatia used RDP support to purchase new machinery and equipment for wine producing.
Upgrading the production capacity of a farm by investing into building new greenhouses and setting up an irrigation system.
A small Estonian organic farm used EAFRD funding to scale up its production of herbs by investing in new machinery and upgrading buildings to help the business to grow.