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The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food with special responsibility for Horticulture, Ciarán Cuffe, announced details of the fourth round of the Grant Aid Scheme for the Development of the Horticulture Sector under the National Development Plan (2007-2013).


The aid, which is set at 40 percent or, in the case of young farmers, 50 percent of total eligible capital investment, will fund projects in commercial horticulture undertaken during 2011. The scheme covers all horticultural sectors – protected crops, nursery crops, field vegetables, soft fruit, apples, beekeeping and, mushrooms. 


The scheme is aimed at assisting growers to efficiently produce high quality products to meet the increasing demands of a very competitive market.