The leader of the Agriculture Ministry also said that an announcement had been issued for investment in the farm, the deadline for which had been extended at the request of the beneficiaries, with three million Euros in funding.

As noted by the minister, this notice received 272 applications with a proposed investment of 55 million Euros.

“There is a big adherence by our farmers to these measures and this agricultural practice”, she stressed.

Maria do Céu Antunes also said that, at the moment, the PDR 2020 has given 139 million Euros to support the creation and maintenance of biological farming for about 4500 beneficiaries, according to the latest data reported until July.

The minister also said that the government wants to open these measures to new beneficiaries next year.