Natural constraint payments play a key role in supporting farms to sustain their profitability and develop in areas that would otherwise be abandoned.
Projects & Practice
A pig farm used Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding to improve the animals’ living conditions and the branding of their products.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
The largest inter-territorial cooperation project in Finland for 2014-2020, aims to promote cultural heritage as a vehicle for tourism development.
On-farm processing can add value to the product and can also make farming a more attractive choice for young farmers - as demonstrated by a berry farm in Finland.
Punkalaidun municipality conducted a feasibility study for setting up a biogas plant producing energy from manure, which resulted in an investment decision.
A marketing project to promote the high-quality Finnish oats to the international market and increase the income of small farms.
A study financed by the Finnish RDP aimed to find new digital solutions for making reindeer husbandry a more efficient and profitable business.
A project to enhance the competitiveness of agriculture and the food industry, as well as the low-carbon economy, through the analysis of alternative future scenarios.
A start-up business in Finland used RDP financing to carry out a feasibility study which helped lower the risks in upscaling their production capacity of biocomposites.