On Friday, Cedomir Bozic, the provincial secretary for agriculture, water management and forestry, handed over contracts on the allocation of a total of 15.98 million dinars for co-financing investments in the purchase of equipment for fruit and vegetable processing.
There are non-refundable funds at this year’s competition got registered entrepreneurial shops and agricultural cooperatives, which will invest 15.5 million dinars of their own money in supported investments.
On this occasion, Božić pointed out that the farmers will use the approved funds for the purchase of equipment necessary in the production process – from receiving, processing and packaging to freezing the products, the Provincial Government announced.
“I invite farmers to apply for the funds we have determined through this year’s competition lines.” Our goal is to increase the number of participants in this competition, as well as in the competition for meat and milk processing, in order to improve the processing and creation of the final product “, said Božić. He reminded that the Provincial Secretariat for Agriculture had a 20% higher budget in 2022 than last year, and that almost all funds were allocated through competition lines.
In the competition for investments in fruit and vegetable processing maximum the amount of funds per application could not exceed two million dinars, or 2.2 million for women entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs and legal entities whose investment is realized in difficult working conditions in agriculture, as well as for those under 40 years. The minimum amount according to the application could have been 100,000 dinars, it was stated in the announcement.
Source: AGROmedia by www.agromedia.rs.
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