The European Commission has launched a EUR 5 million call for proposals to support agricultural investments in the Turkish Cypriot community.

According to a press release issued Thursday in Nicosia, the EU financed Grant Scheme aims to increase the competitiveness of the rural economy in the Turkish Cypriot community by improving crop and animal production, whilst promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. It will target farmers, irrigation unions and agricultural cooperatives.

Selected projects will be supported with EU grants from a minimum amount of EUR 35,000 to maximum amounts of EUR 110,000 for individual farmers and EUR 150,000 for irrigation unions and cooperatives.

The Guidelines for Applicants and application package are available at the following link:

The deadline for submission of proposals is 24 December 2018, 12:00 (Brussels time).

Information sessions on the guidelines and the application process as well as farm advisory service consultation meetings on Concept Note preparation will be organised, respectively, during November and December 2018.

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