Monday, November 6, 2023, 1:51 p.m.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has opened the application submission period for the ‘Cultiva 2023’ program, which will last until November 24.
Specifically, the ‘Agrarian Erasmus’ program, aimed at young farmers and ranchers, has a budget of 1.2 million euros for the organization of these short training stays, between 5 and 14 days, on model farms spread across throughout the national territory that contribute to the transfer of knowledge and the practical training of young agricultural professionals. These will begin to be developed at the end of this year and will run until July 31, 2024.
Participants in this training experience will be able to select the farm where they wish to carry out their stays in the catalog published on the Ministry’s website.
In this new edition, the stays offered are organized by the collaborating entities of the program: Young Farmers Agrarian Association (Asaja), Association of Celtic Pig Breeders (Asoporcel), Agri-Food Cooperatives of Spain, Coordinator of Farmers and Livestock Organizations (COAG ), San Isidro Micas, Union of Family Agrarian Schools (Unefa), Union of Small Farmers and Ranchers (UPA), and Union of Unions of Farmers and Ranchers.
In this edition, the possibility of participating has been expanded to agricultural professionals under 41 years of age, or those who have settled in the last five years with an age less than or equal to 40 years. The possibility of choosing farms with the same or different productions as those of the applicants is also opened, regardless of the sector and territory.
Accommodation, maintenance and transportation expenses for young people are covered by this program. In addition, they will have compensation for replacement costs to hire a person to care for and manage their operation during this period.