Organic egg facility on Estonian island receives start-up support for a young farmer.
A young city dweller moved to the Estonian island of Saaremaa and used CAP support for young farmers to set up an organic egg business. The project’s success was safeguarded through innovative crowdfunding offering ‘digital chicken’ investments and other online market development activities that both secured and built client loyalty.
CAP funding enabled this young farmer to establish a successful business with 3 000 chickens producing organic eggs. The annual turnover forecast for 2022 was over 200,000 euros.
Results boosted EU organic production and provided food security benefits for Estonia, as well as income for the young farmer, and helped to safeguard the viability of the Saaremaa Island community.