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Aid for stocking horticultural products

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The aid for stocking horticultural products is paid on the basis of the storage space available for stocking domestic outdoor vegetables (cultivated area of at least one hectare).

The purpose of horticultural support is to promote domestic horticultural production and to ensure the quality and amount of the food produced.

The aid is national and payable throughout the entire country. In support ...

Do the following

You can apply for the aid in mid-November by electronic Vipu-palvelu.

Declare the November and the December stock volumes and by electronic Vipu-palvelu.

The aid is granted by the ELY Centres for Ostrobothnia and Southwest Finland and by the State Department of Åland.

You will receive the aid in March or April of the calendar year following the application year.

The ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia processes the applications and grants the aid in the following areas in addition to its own area: Southern Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, North Savo, North Karelia, Kainuu and Lapland.

The ELY Centre for Southwest Finland processes the applications and grants the aid in the following areas in addition to its own area: Southwest Finland, Uusimaa, Satakunta, Southeast Finland, Pirkanmaa, Häme and South Savo.

The State Department of Åland manages the Åland Islands.

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To whom and on what terms

You must be at least 18 years old and produce the stocked goods yourself. If a community applies for the aid, at least one person must be over 18 years old.

Your cultivated area must be at least one hectare in size, and included in the current year’s application submitted during the fieldapplication period for support.

Eligible produce include; Chinese cabbage, kohlrabi, swede, celeriac, turnip, apple, parsnip, carrot, beetroot, red cabbage, leek, Brussels sprouts, savoy cabbage, onion (including garlic) and white cabbage

The aid is granted per cubic metre of produce. The minimum quantity is one cubic metre. The amount of support you receive is influenced by the average number of stocked produce in November and December. The amount of your support also depends on the technical level of your warehouse (mechanically cooled or other warehouse).

When applying for stocking aid, you agree to keep stock records between 1 November and 31 December for the amount of produce to the cubic metre (m3).

The service is provided by

ELY Centre, Finnish Food Authority, ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Varsinais-Suomi

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ELY Centre

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Finnish Food Authority
Text edited by: Finnish Food Authority
Updated: 11/9/2023