Organic farming and fruit processing at the Marima farm

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A subsistence farm used RDP support in order to become commercially viable by investing in organic production. 

Project summary: 

The Marima farm was a typical small Istrian subsistence farm. Given its potential to specialise in organic fruit production and processing, the farm entered the RDP organic production scheme and used investment support to expand its production capacities by setting up a new orchard and vineyard. 

Project results: 

In total, around six ha of orchards (owned and leased land) are being cultivated in a sustainable way.
On average, around five tonnes of dried fruit are produced annually and by drying a variety of fruits, the project owner added value to the farm’s produce.
The farm is so far the only producer of dried organic fig fruits in Slovenia and will soon be offering organic raisins.