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New Funding Program for Agritourism Projects in Greece

Photo source: Visit Greece / P. Merakos

Photo source: Visit Greece / P. Merakos

The Greek Rural Development and Food Ministry will be allocating funds to “green” tourism projects linking agriculture with manufacture. Interested parties can apply for the ministry’s “Green Agritourism” program budgeted at 49 million euros starting Tuesday, July 19 through to September 30.

The main aim of the program is to boost the competitiveness and recognition of Greek products through their placement at key tourist points and the development of experiential agritourism activities.

The program will be covered by RRF funds for the 2022-2025 period.

Funding concerns all SMEs and large enterprises including those set to open and covers investment projects in the tourism sector which link the primary and secondary sectors with the tertiary sector creating new tourism products.

The ministry said it will allocate from 500,000.00 euros to 7.5 million euros to very small, small and medium-sized enterprises that are approved; and 500,000,00 euros to 12.5 million euros to large businesses that meet the conditions.

Eligible parties must submit an application for funding, their proposal and supporting documents here (in Greek).

Photo source: Visit Greece

Submitted investment plans should also meet at least one of the following objectives:

– improve farmers’ role in the value chain
– integrate innovation into processes and the use of new technologies as well as environmentally-friendly procedures that help reduce the impact of climate change
– contribute to sustainable local development and to the more efficient management of natural resources
– increase cooperation with the primary sector and adopt contract farming.

Eligible parties include SMEs or businesses offering food and agrifood products to visitors within an establishment or on the spot as part of experiential tourism services as well as entities offering at least 60 percent of products from contract farming.

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