Factsheet: Increasing of the value of forest products

Increasing of the value of forest products

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Ministerial Decree 5021: Definition of the procedure for including investment plans in Measure 123Β "Increasing the value of forest products" of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 "Alexandros Baltatzis", as well as the procedure for the transfer of the subsidies to eligible participants.
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Y.A. ΥΠ΄ΑΡΙΘ. 5021: Καθορισμός διαδικασίας ένταξης επενδυτικών σχεδίων στο μέτρο 123Β «Αύξηση της αξίας των δασοκομικών προϊόντων» του προγράμματος Αγροτικής Ανάπτυξης (Π.Α.Α.) «ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ ΜΠΑΛΤΑΤΖΗΣ» για την περίοδο 2007−2013, καθώς και της διαδικασίας καταβολής των ενισχύσεων στους δικαιούχους.
Description: 
Measure 123B is included in the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 "Alexandros Baltatzis". Under the scope of this Measure, financial support in the form of investment subsdidies is provided to eligible very small enterprises which process and trade forest products. Costs that are eligible for support in the submitted business plans include (indicatively) the following: equipment for harvesting / extraction of primary forest products, infrastructure (storage facilities, drying facilities, etc), processing equipment (e.g. debarking), loading/unloading and transport equipment and vehicles, metallic furnaces for production of wood char, equipment for renewable energy production (for own consumption only), etc.
Goal/Aim: 
The aim of Measure 123B is to increase the added value and competitiveness of forest products through 1) investments that aim to modernize and establish very small enterprises for processing and 2) improving the trade of forest products.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Connection with National Policy: 
Included in the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 "Alexandros Baltatzis"
Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Rural Development and Food

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2012