Spain: They demand a reconversion plan for farmers with trees lost to the drought

Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Innovation & Technology
Published Apr 11, 2024

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The Unió de Pagesos farming union has called on the Generalitat of Catalonia to implement a reconversion plan to aid farmers hit by the 2023 drought, which has severely affected sweet fruit trees, nuts, and vineyards. This plan seeks to subsidize 80% of the costs for starting up, new planting, and the unproductive period of the plantations, adhering to Community state aid regulations. The union's demands include more flexible and increased aid for replanting vineyards and support for converting hazelnut and almond plantations in Riudecañas. The drought has particularly damaged agricultural areas relying on the Guiamets, Margalef de Montsant, and Riudecañas reservoirs, impacting a broad range of crops.
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Unió de Pagesos demands from the Generalitat of Catalonia a reconversion plan for the peasantry that has lost sweet fruit trees, nuts and vines due to the drought of 2023 and that covers 80% of the costs Unió de Pagesos has demanded this Wednesday, in a bilateral meeting with those responsible for the Department of Climate Action, a reconversion plan for the peasantry who have lost sweet fruit trees, nuts and vineyards due to the drought of 2023, which will allow them to cover 80% of the start-up costs, new planting and the unproductive period that the plantations have, as contemplated by the Community regulations on state aid. Regarding the vineyard, the union requests the flexibility of the PASVE (Sectoral Plan for the Wine Sector) for dead vines, between the grubbing period and the replanting period. He has also asked for an increase in aid to replant them. As for nuts, Unió de Pagesos has requested aid for the reconversion of the 1,900 hectares of hazelnut trees and nearly 500 ...
Source: InfoAgro
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