An EIP Operational Group was set up to strengthen the food chain and create short distribution channels for small and medium farms in the Madrid region.
Projects & Practice
A rural women’s association used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to organise wool processing training courses and to create employment opportunities by valorising wool, a by-product of sheep meat production.
Switching from manual labour to mechanised work in order to make the business much more cost effective.
Expanding a water reservoir and installing a solar farm to reduce the energy costs of irrigation.
A young farmer received RDP support to set up a new horticultural seedling production facility and create employment for her family.
A winery in response to changing consumers’ preferences, decided to restructure its bottling plant in order to widen the range of high quality wines produced.
RDP support financed the replacement of outdated irrigation infrastructure towards improved water use efficiency, increased crop yields and reduced energy costs.