Rural Development
Sector Programme

European Union Aid Programme
for Turkish Cypriot community

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Pilot Rural Development grant scheme – Improving Dairy Hygiene on Sheep and Goat Farms

Focusing on sheep and goat milk producers this EU-financed pilot scheme (€500,000) was the first Call for Proposals to be launched under the RDSP. The main objective of the scheme was to increase the competitiveness of small ruminant producers by upgrading the equipment of sheep and goat milk producers in order to improve milk quality.

Twenty two grant projects were finalised.

In association with the EU funded Animal Husbandry expert team trainings were organised for grant beneficiaries in 2009 on the usage of automatic milking systems, and the general hygiene and maintenance of milking parlours.