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EU allocates extra funds to promote fruit and vegetable consumption

EU allocates extra funds to promote fruit and vegetable consumption © MERCABARNA

© MERCABARNA

 

Spain’s exporters’ association FEPEX has announced it is pleased with the significant increase in the EU budget for promoting the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables for a balanced diet, with the funds set aside rising from €8 million in the previous round to €19.1 million this time. The Commission has increased from €8 million to €10 million the budget for financing multiple programmes aimed at increasing the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables, while also allocating €9.1 million to the co-financing of simple programmes with the same objective. 

The programmes will have a duration of between 1 and 3 years and will begin implementation in 2022.