Greeks go gaga over organic farming

Greek farm

Greek farm

Greece’s Rural development and Foods Ministry announced on Friday that it had received and approved more than 6,330 applications for its organic farming programme.

According to a ministry breakdown, 12,164 applications were submitted under Action 11.2.1 for existing organic farmers, of which 4,033 were approved with a total budget of 155.3 million euros distributed between regions.

For Action 11.1.1 (new organic farmers), a total of 25,662 applications were submitted and 2,297 were approved, with a total budget of 49.9 million euros.

The programme’s total budget amounts to 205.2 million euros and the number of applications submitted came to 37,826.