Last modified: 2013-07-30
Diversification in agriculture offers farmers some independence on conventional farm activities. This also helps farmers to improve the life quality in the rural areas and offers the opportunity to achieve a higher income by increasing the value added of their products. Although these ideas have led European agricultural policy makers to create support mechanisms toward diversification. As such a mechanism we can understand The Rural Development Program 2007 – 2013, which has continuously followed the Sectorial Operational Programme 2004 – 2006. This program offers a financial support for farmers under the measure 3.1 Diversification into non-agricultural activities.