RDP project database
New Agricultural Equipment Boosts Competitiveness of Baltic Buckwheat Farm
EAFRD support helped a buckwheat farm modernise its equipment and improve its productivity capacity in order to strengthen business competitiveness.
Farm modernisation offers useful benefits as a development tool for rural economies, especially in transitional areas or sectors. Modern technologies can help increase productivity, improve yields, create cost savings and offer environmental benefits. Lithuania’s RDP acknowledges these benefits and provides support to encourage its agricultural sector to modernise as a way of sustaining and strengthening its competitiveness.
This farm modernisation project aimed to improve business competitiveness of the agricultural unit managed by Mr Modestas Baranauskas. His objectives included upscaling to take advantage of new production technologies in a way that drew on his existing agronomic knowledge. He wanted to reduce production costs, ensure his ability to supply high quality buckwheat and limit possible detrimental effects on the environment.
The project helped to offset the costs of the farmer’s investment in modern equipment used for cultivating buckwheat.
Results & Benefits
This RDP project helped to improve productivity and so competitiveness at the Baranauskas farm.
RDP funds can be used well to help build the capacity of agri-businesses to develop and compete effectively.
Project location and other information
Alytus district, Ryliškės village, Raitininkų parish.
Total project cost (€)
EAFRD contribution (€)
National contribution (€)
+370 612 59 984
Languages for contact
At a glance
Final beneficiary type
€20 000 - €99 999
Theme / Measure:
Competitiveness of Agriculture & Forestry
Restructuring, developing physical potential, and promoting innovation
121. Modernisation of agricultural holdings
Agricultural method, Machinery, Modernisation