The possibilities for financing businesses are increased, as provided by Law 4399/2016 of the Ministry of Development and Investment, as following a proposal by the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, poultry farms are included in it. Enlargement concerns the establishment, expansion and processing of units.
Specifically, the JMCs no.
With a Joint Ministerial Decision of the Ministry of Regional Development, Mr. Spilios Libanos, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nikos Papathanasis and the Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Mr. Giannis Oikonomou, the development plan is expanded. medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which may be subject to aid schemes of Law 4399/2016 and the specifications, additional terms, restrictions and conditions, as well as any relevant issue for the provision of aid to investment projects in this sector
The political leadership of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food responded to the document no. 9/2020 / 27.08.2020 of the National Interprofessional Poultry Organization (EDOP) which had requested the modification of the JMC in order to avoid exclusion of their proposals in the submission of plans for the different types of farming.
The Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure had supported the amendment of the JMC since:
– The poultry industry is one of the most dynamic and at the same time very promising industries in the world
– Compared to other animal proteins, poultry is favored and can more easily meet new challenges, given the high degree of verticalization of the industry and the largely decoupling of poultry farming from climate change.
– The Greek poultry farm is facing intense competition, managing to cover most of the domestic demand (approximately 75%), exporting, mainly to neighboring countries.
– Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the industry, due to the suspension of the operation of important distribution channels, the reduction of tourist traffic, the reduction of the profitability of businesses due to the high cost of freezing and storage of surplus products.
Also due to the fact that, from ELSTAT data for the period 2011-2019, it seems that:
– the chicken consumption index has an upward trend, recording a positive change of 20.56%
– The exportable quantities of chicken meat seem to have increased from 20.5 thousand tons in 2011 to 33.8 thousand tons in 2019.
The investment plans included in the provisions of the new JMC may also include activities in the field of processing of agricultural products.