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EU Fruit & Veg Regime

Euro flag & saltireEU FRUIT AND VEGETABLE REGIME - AID SCHEME

Under the EU Fruit and Vegetable Regime, a recognised Producer Organisation (PO) may be able to qualify for financial assistance through the implementation of a structured plan called an operational programme. The aim of an operational programme is to improve the PO's performance and skills in marketing, product quality and environmental considerations. The list of crops covered by the Regime is extensive but certain crops, most notable potatoes, are excluded.

POs must take on board the requirements of the National Strategy for Sustainable Operational Programmes (including Environmental Actions) when drawing up or amending existing operational programme.

Further information can be obtained from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA). Completed applications need to be submitted to us by 15 September for programmes commencing the following January. For further information please contact, The Scottish Government, D Spur, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh, EH11 3XD (Tel:0300 244 9299; Fax 0300 244 6777) - php@scotland.gsi.gov.uk