‘Darzini-2’ – modernisation of a farm specialised in floriculture
A farm producing flowers used RDP support to purchase new equipment and a tractor, thus achieving its goal to enhance and diversify its production.
The farm ‘Darzini – 2’ was founded in 1992 and is specialised in floriculture and vegetables, which it sells to florists and cosmetics companies.
Demand for its products is high, however, the farm did not have the technical capacity to expand the production volume or the financial capacity to hire additional staff.
The farm received RDP support to buy a small tractor and equipment for the cultivation and transportation of the harvested plants and flowers. It also purchased specialist equipment for drying plants in order to create new products for sale to cosmetics companies and for use in saunas as part of diversification into offering accommodation for visitors.
Improved technical equipment helped the farm to increase the efficiency of its production.
The farm increased the area used and also diversified the product range with plants that bloom until mid-June.
The investment helped the farm to process its surplus production for new markets and uses (for example, dried plants for use in saunas).