A young female farmer investing on mechanised agriculture
Switching from manual labour to mechanised work in order to make the business much more cost effective.
A young female farmer launched her own grape growing farm in 2015. Farming support was initially provided by her father's enterprise as a sub-contractor - but in the move towards independence, the purchase of her own machines and equipment was necessary.
RDP support financed the purchase of agricultural machinery that can be attached to her tractor (including a carrier, a sprayer, etc.) This has enabled her to switch from wage work to work provided by her own machines, which makes her farming business much more cost effective.
Thanks to the project, economically efficient and environmentally conscious farming with a sustainable use of chemicals could be achieved.
According to the farmer’s calculations, her production costs will be significantly reduced because wage work is not needed any more.