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Rural funding call for the promotion of Gozo produce

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Rural funding call for the promotion of Gozo produceThe Gozo Action Group Foundation under the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs announced that the same LAG under the LEADER Programme launched another different call for Measure 410 – Action 411.1 of the Rural Development Programme for Malta (2007-2013).

The scope of this Measure 410 – Action 411.1 – Promotion of Gozo Produce is to provide assistance to the development of marketing initiatives focused on Gozo’s agricultural products.The full benefit of Gozitan local produce will not be fully exploited unless such products are effectively promoted. It is thus of crucial importance that farmers and producers connect more effectively with the consumers by means of information and promotion activities.

Support will be applicable to actions that encourage the competitiveness of the local agricultural and food sectors by encouraging and enabling them to produce better quality products and to enhance the marketing skills of Maltese farmers and agricultural food producers and support activities which enable them to connect with buyers. It is aimed to reach consumers through promotion activities and distribution of information on agricultural food products.

Promotion and information activities shall elucidate the specific characteristics and/or advantages of the product, notably the quality, specific production methods, high animal welfare standards and respect for the environment, and may include the dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge about these products.

Applicants must demonstrate how the proposed project will have a positive impact on rurality as it will enhance the rural characteristics of Gozo, in particular its local agricultural products.

The eligible applicants for this particular call for funding under Measure 410 – Action 411.1 consist of Farmers, farmer’s organisations, Agri-processors and Producers Organisations. The total budget allocation under this call is capped at € 150, 000, out of which 80% will be financed through public funds – whereas the 20% has to be financed by the applicant.

Down load Application and guidelines for information. They can be also obtained from the same foundation’s office situated at ‘2’ ‘Il-Mall’ Triq Gorgio Borg Olivier Street, Victoria Gozo. Or they can be contacted by telephone on 21566216, by E-mail: Katya Scicluna Manager / Gozo Action Group Foundation.

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