Top 5 -yesterday
- Understanding the profitability of your greenhouse
- Agave: The new drought-tolerant California crop?
- Patromex and DIDIHU partnership invests in modern plant for value-added coconut substrates
- US: Larry Ellison is feeding Hawaii from his high-tech hydroponic farm on Lanai
Top 5 -last month
- Vertical farming technologies tool in researching and fighting diseases
- German retailer Kaufland and horti-family Reichenspurner open new greenhouse
- "Water is the new gold"
- Growing strawberries from seeds becoming increasingly popular
- Higher productivity and earliness are the story behind these pink greenhouses
Better access to finance for European growers
Using the EFSI guarantee in combination with European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) will increase the firepower of the support. Details of the initiative will now be discussed and will be announced in due time, including with pilot projects in several Member States over the next two years.
Vice-President Katainen said: "EFSI financing is available to support and already supports agricultural SMEs and economically and technically viable projects in the agri-food sectors. This new Financial Instruments vehicle is a welcome step towards using more financial instruments on the agri-food sector - we are on the right track for more jobs and growth." Commissioner Hogan said: "By developing financial instruments of the right type and right quantity in the agri-food sector, we can dramatically enhance the capacity of our farmers and agri-businesses to innovate, grow, export and create jobs. The new EAFRD – EFSI Initiative is a great new opportunity that offers excellent possibilities for attracting private capital. I am ready to throw my full support behind all Member States willing to open the financial world to their farmers and rural businesses."
The announcement took place at the 7th Fi-Compass conference, broadcasted live on EbS.
The presentations made at the event are available on the conference website.
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