Rural Development
Sector Programme

European Union Aid Programme
for Turkish Cypriot community

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  • Click here for the Q&A document of Community Development 4 Concept Notes.
  • See photos from the Fourth Community Development (CDIV) grant scheme Information Session held in the Merit Hotel on 15 April 2016. The grant scheme focuses on local communities who were represented in force
  • Fourth Community Development Call for Proposals (CD4) launched on 8 April 2016. Deadline for Concept Notes is 27 May 2016. Please click here to access the Guidelines.  
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First Rural Development grant scheme (RD1) – Improving Agricultural Production

2011-10-13-12.35The overall objective of the First Rural Developmentgrant scheme (€5.0 million) financed by EU was the modernisation, improvement and upgrading of agricultural and horticultural production. It targeted the introduction of new technologies to improve quality and safety standards, as well as improving the environmental and occupational safety, hygiene and animal welfare status of agricultural holdings. Priorities the scheme addressed are dairy production, crop production and horticultural production.

Following the launch of the scheme on 19 December 2008 a total of 450 applications were received and 133 awarded projects were finalised by September 2011.

Second Rural Development grant scheme (RD2) – Supporting Rural Enterprise

DSC01399The EU-financed Second Rural Development grant scheme, totalling €5 million, focused on post-harvest technologies, dairy processing, rural tourism, rural enterprises, and fisheries and aquaculture. The overall objective of this grant scheme was to modernise, improve and upgrade the post-harvest, processing and marketing of agricultural products and to develop alternative rural incomes including artisanal fisheries. It targeted the introduction of new technologies to improve quality and safety standards, as well as improving the environmental status, occupational safety and hygiene.

Following the launch of the scheme on 25 June 2009 a total of 125 applications were received. A total of 37 awarded projects, spread across the five measures

, were finalised by June 2012.

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