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Diversification for Tobacco Growing Regions in the Southern European Union

Objective

The CAP reform for the tobacco sector has the aim to phase out the subside payment for tobacco cultivation. From 2006 to 2009 a decoupled payment is provided under the Single Farm Payment Scheme. This will have a great impact on the tobacco growers in terms of income and employment. The overall objective of the DIVTOB project is to give a scientific support in the implementation of diversification alternatives. This will be achieved by the identification and characterisation of those sustainable alternatives which would provide employment and income for the tobacco farmers. The specific objectives of the DIVTOB project and work packages are: - To understand and define the needs of tobacco farmers WP2 - To identify and characterise sustainable alternatives for employment and income and define further research needs WP3 - To evaluate those opportunities, which are most suitable for every region concerned WP4 - To develop an exploitation plan and to disseminate the results to the users and rural development agencies WP5 The partnership consists of 14 partners from 6 countries, covering different disciplines, stakeholder views and experience with the tobacco sector. The project will strongly support EU and member states in the implementation of action plans to diversify "difficult" tobacco growing areas.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/industrial crops
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/animal husbandry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit growing
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/vegetable growing
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-SSP-4
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITÄT HOHENHEIM
Address
Schloss 1
Stuttgart
Germany

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITY OF THESSALIA
Greece
Address
Fytoko Str.
Volos
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
Berlin
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI - RESEARCH COMMITTEE
Greece
Address
Administration Building - University Campus
Thessaloniki
UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE
Portugal
Address
Campus De Gambelas
Faro
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA E LA SPERIMENTAZIONE IN AGRICOLTURA
Italy
Address
Via Nazionale, 82
Roma
UNIVERSITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES, VIENNA
Austria
Address
Gregor-mendel-str. 33
Vienna
ASOCIACIÓN PARA EL DESAROLLO DEL VALLE DEL ALAGÓN
Spain
Address
Plaza Salamanca, Locales 3-4
Coria
DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF ELASSONA-KISSAVOS S.A.
Greece
Address
D. Vlachodimou 1
Elassona
AYUNTAMIENTO DE LOSAR DE LA VERA
Spain
Address
Plaza De La Viñuela, 29
Losar De La Vera
TOBACO ASSOCIATION OF TOUMPA
Greece
Address
Toumpa Kilkis
Evropos
TABACCHICOLTORI VENETI - SOCIETÁ COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA A M.P.
Italy
Address
Largo Europa N. 101
Pojana Maggiore - Vicenza
ASSOCIACAO DE PRODUTORES DE TABACO TIPO BURLEY
Portugal
Address
Rua Nuestra Senhora Do Desterro, 7 Sepins
Cantanhede
COUAGA - VEGAS GRANADA
Spain
Address
C./granada 52
Cullar-vega