Greece: The LEADER program accounts for at least 5% of the resources of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

Innovation & Technology
Published Mar 4, 2024

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The 33rd Conference on the Development of Mountainous Areas and Disadvantaged Areas focused on the LEADER program, a key initiative for the development of Greece's rural regions. The Minister and Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Food emphasized the program's importance and its role in strengthening local development. The LEADER program in Pella was presented as a crucial tool for retaining the population in rural areas. The conference also discussed financial tools for developing disadvantaged regions and provided training for Local Action Teams.
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The LEADER program has always been a driving force for the development of the Greek region and for this reason our main concern is the rapid absorption and utilization of all relevant available funds to support the mountainous and disadvantaged regions of the country, emphasized the Minister of Rural Development and Food, Mr. Lefteris Avgenakis in a greeting he sent to the "33rd Conference on the Development of Mountainous Areas and Disadvantaged Areas of the Ministry of AAT through the LEADER program" which was held in Loutraki Almopias in Pella. At the same time, he referred to the primary sector and its importance for the Greek economy, stressing that the new CAP is a tool that essentially contributes to its support for it and must change and become friendlier and, above all, fairer for our farmers. Finally, he expressed the certainty that the Conference will contribute practically to the efforts of the political leadership to restructure the primary sector, at all levels. The ...
Source: Agrotypos
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