The Serra de Tramuntana Consortium announces grants to maintain agricultural and maritime production

Jun 2, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The call for applications, endowed with half a million euros, is aimed at cooperatives, guilds, designations of origin and associations of organic producers.

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Serra de Tramuntana Consortium

The Serra de Tramuntana Consortium has opened a new call for applications for half a million euros to encourage agricultural and maritime products and to promote the maintenance of the landscape that made it possible for the Serra de Tramuntana to be declared a World Heritage Site.

The call is aimed exclusively at agricultural, farming, livestock and forestry cooperatives, fishermen’s guilds, protected designation of origin regulatory councils and organic producers’ associations working within the boundaries of the Serra de Tramuntana World Heritage Site.

The terraces supported by dry-wall walls that allow cultivation and the complex hydraulic system are two of the elements that make the Serra de Tramuntana a place with an exceptional unique value and its good maintenance is closely linked to the activities of the primary sector. Small farmers associated in cooperatives or producer associations, as well as small-scale fishermen, represent the weakest link in this economic fabric and their disappearance could lead to the abandonment of the land, which would have a negative impact on the current cultural landscape.

The subsidies range from 20,000 to 120,000 euros and cover both the expenses related to the productive activity and the structural expenses of the cooperative, guild or association, derived from this production. Also eligible are research, innovation, training, prevention and control of pests and diseases, dissemination of zero-kilometre products, attendance at fairs and conferences, publications and organisation of events, among other activities that promote sustainability.

Aid will be granted up to the budgetary limit on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday 27 June.