SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, June 14 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Government of the Canary Islands has paid the second payment of the ‘Aid to PGI banana producers’ for the 2022 campaign included in measure II of the Community Program to Support Agricultural Production of Canarias (POSEI), whose amount amounts to about 70 million euros
This is a final payment of a game financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) valued at 141 million euros. In total, 7,517 petitioners have submitted a request, through the six existing banana producer organizations.
For those affected by the volcanic eruption on the island of La Palma, it has been contemplated that those producers with an assigned reference quantity are allowed to keep said reference quantity or the quantity proportional to the lost area. They are also exempted from the obligation to market at least 70% of their reference quantity in order to receive the full aid, without prejudice to other reductions or exclusions that apply to them.
An aid supplement of 10% of the amounts allocated to beneficiaries who have received the corresponding aid for the installation of young farmers of the Rural Development Program in the current campaign or in any of the four previous campaigns and who maintain said condition is paid. in the present campaign.
The acting regional councilor for the area, Alicia Vanoostende, points out that this aid “pursues the maintenance of banana cultivation on the islands, and represents economic relief for a sector that needs liquidity.”