A network that helps improve sustainability through farmer-led innovation. ‘Field labs’ and research grants provide farmers with skills, support and scientific backing to find solutions to the challenges which farmers face.
Projects & Practice
The model of the Rural Parliament is one which has grown across Europe. Scotland has adopted the model, following the example of others such as Sweden, Finland and Estonia.
An agricultural business used RDP support to improve its capacity to process and store its produce, while producing renewable energy from the sun.
Investing into new machinery for applying liquid fertilizers on crop production in order to protect ground and surface waters.
Setting up a state-of-the-art greenhouse for hydroponic production of tomatoes using renewable energy sources for heating.
Investments in renewable energy helped a pig farm to maintain and increase its competitiveness.
Setting up a briquette production plant that uses wood dust and energetic willow, shows how a region's natural resources can be used for energy production in an environmentally friendly way.