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15.06.2021
Wines of Alentejo applaud the reinforcement of financial support for the restructuring of the vineyard
CVRA hopes that the increase in the VITIS budget will not mean future cuts in other support to the sector.

The Alentejo Regional Winegrowing Commission (CVRA) commends the Government for increasing the budget allocation for the Vineyard Restructuring and Reconversion Support Scheme (VITIS), for the 2021-2022 campaign, to 57 million euros.

Francisco Mateus, president of CVRA and ANDOVI (National Association of Wine Appellations of Origin), recalls, however, that “it is essential that viticulture, wine producers and traders have a predictable framework on support, that they know their objectives , the rules and available values.

When increases are announced in one year, uncertainty is generated in the following years. We must not mortgage the intention of future investments.” For CVRA, it is important that the available support is reinforced, defending, however, which sector should be seen in the long term by the Government.

The measure was announced by the Ministry of Agriculture this Monday, June 14, in response to the high number of candidacies. The deadline for participation will also be extended to June 21st.
 
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