The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has opened the call for applications for the CULTIVA 2023 program, which will run until November 24.
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
This program, aimed at young farmers and ranchers, consists of short training stays in model farms throughout the country.
The participants of this training experience will be able to select the farm where they wish to carry out the stays in the catalogue published on the Ministry’s website. A search engine will also be available where they will be available by territory, dates and agricultural production. The stays will take place from January 2024.
In this edition, the possibility of participating has been extended to agricultural professionals under 41 years of age, or who have settled in the last five years with an age less than or equal to 40 years. It also opens the possibility of choosing farms with the same or different productions to those of the applicants, regardless of sector and territory.
Accommodation, food and transportation expenses of young people are covered by the CULTIVA program. In addition, they will be compensated for replacement expenses to hire a person to take care of and manage their farm during this period.
The stays offered are organized by the program’s collaborating entities: Asociación Agraria Jóvenes Agricultores (ASAJA), Asociación de Criadores de Ganado Porcino Celta (ASOPORCEL), Cooperativas Agroalimentarias de España, Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Agricultores y Ganaderos (COAG), San Isidro Micas, Unión de Escuelas Familiares Agrarias (UNEFA), Unión de Pequeños Agricultores y Ganaderos (UPA), and Unión de Uniones de Agricultores y Ganaderos.
In order to learn more about the possibilities and the functioning of the CULTIVA Program, an online information day will be held on November 8th through the communication channels of the CAP Network.