|The minister in the vineyard (foto:reporteros jerez)|
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
8.10.14 Jerez Benefits Most from Vineyard Grants
The Junta de Andalucia has approved two plans for vineyard restructuring which will benefit 108 growers on 968 hectares of vineyard with an investment of almost 15 million euros. This was explained today in a visit to the vineyards by the Junta’s minister of Agriculture, Fishery and Environment, Federico Fernandez.
Both plans, which have a duration of five years 2014-2018, are aimed at energising the development of the vitivinicultural sector and adapting production to market demand, thus improving the productive structure of the vineyards.
The minister visited two vineyards in Jerez, Sobajanera and Candelaro, which each received 10,000 euro grants in the previous plan to check progress, and pointed out that the previous plan awarded 6 million euros allowing the restructuring of 550 hectares. This money comes from the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (FEAGA), and over 90% of it has gone to Jerez.