This scheme forms part of the Special Market Policy Programme for Maltese Agriculture (SMPPMA) which was negotiated with the EU upon accession and forms an integral part of the accession treaty.
Summary of Scheme
This scheme aims at providing additional support to grape growers to cover the maintenance of their vineyards and for improving the quality of their product. The additional aid amounts to Lm 35 per tumolo.
This scheme is valid up to 2014 and applies both for wine grapes and for table grapes. Area for inclusion under this scheme is of 0.5 Tumoli.
How to apply
Applications may be lodged at the IACS section at the National Agricultural R&D Centre, Ghammieri, Marsa. The obligatory presentation of the yearly harvest declaration to the Viticulture and Oenology Unit is a pre-requisite for access to this scheme.