A farm used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to produce horse manure pellets that can be used as an organic fertiliser as well as a source of renewable energy.
Projects & Practice
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.
Using the Agri-environment-climate Measure to support the preservation of the Hungarian Coldblood horse breed.
Rural areas are commonly affected by depopulation and ageing populations. This project promoted healthy and active ageing in rural areas, by offering physical and social activities for the elderly.
Support for setting up young farmers and adding value to agricultural products in processing enabled a young entrepreneur to set up her own family business on producing artisanal dairy products.
A young farmer created a new business model that combines organic farming and environmental protection with job creation and socially inclusive educational services.
Rural Development Programme (RDP) support contributed to the revitalisation of an almost abandoned village in the small Aegean island of Nisyros.
A bakery in a small Aegean island used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to modernise its workshop and expand its production capacity to provide high quality local products.
Offering support to maintain and possibly increase populations of specific rare breeds under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 of Ireland.
A young female farmer used RDP support to develop her goat dairy farm into a dairy and become a major supplier of dairy products domestically and abroad.