The ongoing Horti-Tech expo features the Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture conference, the organisation which celebrates the 25th anniversary. "The national agricultural institutions’ activities as an important support for Polish fruit farming sector" conference discusses benefits of aid programs
The total value of various types of support programmes payments for fruit and vegetable growing sector in the years 2004-2020 amounted to PLN 112.3 billion. Farmers may may use of the following programmes "Modernization of Agricultural Holdings", "Support for investments in agricultural produce processing, trade or development", "Investments recreating the agricultural production potential" to name just a few. This is complemented with bonuses for young farmers, direct payments and support for organic farming.
Tomasz Kuśnierek - deputy director of Świętokrzyskie ORARiMR, pointed out to the fact that assistance programs are aimed at increasing the farms competitiveness. Farmers can spend the funds on new technologies, as well as productivity increase per hectare. This can be done through purchase of machines, buildings refurbishment, sorting and storage enhancement.
This year's call for proposals for investments programmes in agricultural processing, trade and their is open from January 31 to March 1. As Tomasz Kuśnierek emphasises, this year's call is different from the previous ones. The Agency does not require official documents, only the application and the business plan are mandatory.