Péter Kis farm – construction of a storage building with cooling technology

A producer of organic arable crops used investment support from the Hungarian Rural Development Programme (RDP) to build an innovative storage facility and increase the competitiveness of his farm.

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Project summary: 

Organic farming is very dynamic in Hódmezővásárhely, southern Hungary where Péter Kis’ family farm is located. The farmer cultivates 140 hectares of organic arable crops. However, his harvest could not be cleaned or stored in the nearby silos, which use conventional methods to prevent crop loss. Péter Kis was therefore obliged to sell his crops unprocessed at a low price immediately after harvesting them.
To reverse this income loss and add value to his crops, RDP support was used to build an innovative storage facility with cooling technology suitable for organic crops. A crop cleaner, bridge scale, and forklift were also purchased.

Project results: 

The new storage facility, with its cooling technology, is very efficient and allows the farmer to store his harvest without losses. 
By purchasing a cleaning machine, the farm nowsells its cleaned crops at a higher price. This has increased and stabilised the farm’s income.
Thanks to this investment the farmer hired one full-time employee.