Establishment of a chinchilla farm

A farmer used CAP funding to start a new chinchilla breeding activity using renewable energy. 

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Project summary: 

On Szilvia Lencse’s family farm, a 90m2 building had been unused for a long time. After a lot of consideration, Szilvia decided to use the space for breeding chinchillas. Her successful application for support from the Hungarian Rural Development Programme provided a 50% non-refundable grant for the renovation of the building and the acquisition of the necessary equipment, including solar panels to produce renewable energy. 

Project results: 

Thanks to the solar panels, the farm breeds chinchillas using 100% renewable energy sources.

The initial colony of 132 mothers and 44 bucks has increased to 192 mothers and 54 bucks.

The farm established two sales channels within the first year of operation.