The announcement of the Young Farmers program is heading towards November, according to the Ministry of Rural Development and Food.
The budget of the program amounts to 420 million. euro and in accordance with what has been approved by the Minister of Rural Development and Food, Σπήλιος Λιβανός και ο αρμόδιος υφυπουργός, George Stylios, all procedures will be done electronically, μειώνοντας έτσι τον χρόνο, while the amount of the deposit will reach for the first time 70%.
Στόχοι του προγράμματος είναι μεταξύ άλλων η age renewal of the primary sector but also the support of young candidates που δεν αντιμετωπίζουν ευκαιριακά την είσοδό τους στον τομέα της γεωργίας.
According to the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, interest in this sub-measure is quite strong, με τις εκτιμήσεις να κάνουν λόγο για Submission 30.000 folders. The aim is for the approvals in this year's invitation to be completed within the first half of the year 2022.
Already, in the Government Gazette have been pre-published all the conditions for inclusion of the interested parties in the invitation of the sub-measure 6.1 "Installation of Young Farmers".
"After a five-year wait, those interested age 18-41 που επιθυμούν να ασχοληθούν επαγγελματικά με τον αγροτικό κλάδο καλούνται να υποβάλουν Αίτηση Στήριξης στο Νέο Πρόγραμμα, which secures a privileged first installation by doubling the financial support, with an amount of 35.000 to 40.000 euro, depending on the direction of the exploitation of the interested parties and their place of permanent residence "said to APE-MPE the Secretary General of Union Resources and Infrastructure, Dimitris Papagiannidis.
The financial support to the beneficiaries will be paid in two installments. Η πρώτη θα αφορά το 70% of the total amount of support and will be credited to the accounts of the beneficiaries immediately after the adoption of the accession decision. The second installment will be paid within 5 years after accession, and will have as preconditions the proper implementation of the business plan and the achievement of the relevant goals and commitments.
Similarities and differences
There are many similarities and differences of the new program for young farmers from the previous Invitation.
"Among the main differences is the achievement of turnover from agricultural activity, based on tax data, at least in percentage 50% of the standard entry yield to the meter "said to the Athenian-Macedonian News Agency Mr.. Papagiannidis adding that "at the request of the final repayment, at least two tax returns must have been submitted, where the most recent of these shows a turnover of agricultural activities at least equal to 60% the standard output efficiency of the measure ".
also, changes are foreseen on:
- increase the total production capacity of the agricultural holding by at least 20% in relation to the initial state,
- the inclusion in the normal VAT regime within 12 months from the approval decision and stay until the year of their departure from the measure,
- the mandatory stay in the program for 7 years, which can be increased by 1 year depending on the year the objectives were achieved(3 the 4 year),
- maintaining the status of professional farmer until the year of completion of the program,
- the maintenance of the place of permanent residence, within the same Region,
- the input capacity of the agricultural holding, expressed in terms of standard performance, which should amount to at least 8.000 euros for beekeeping facilities and from 8.000 euros up to 12.000 euros depending on the place of permanent residence and its population.
Legal and natural persons will have the right to join the program (to 41 years) first established as heads of agricultural holdings in the eighteen months preceding the submission of the aid application and have submitted a declaration to the IACS for the year 2021.
At the same time they must be registered in the Register of Farmers and Agricultural Holdings in the capacity of the newly entered professional farmer, have sufficient professional capacity or acquire it within 36 months after their accession.
End, will have to submit a Business Plan, lasting three to four years with binding targets and long-term commitments.