Implementation and prospects of the rural development policy in Sicily to support young farmers

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The paper analyses the implementation up to 31/12/2013 of the RDP 2007-2013 for Sicily, with particular reference to the Measure 112 and to those measures related to it (Young People Package). By collecting and subsequently analysing different information categories (financial, physical, procedural and expert opinion) it comes to light the remarkable success of the Measure 112 in terms of eligible applications, of which only 1/3 funded, due to the limited programmed budget. Referring to the integrated approach, also from the “face to face” interviews to the regional officials, the low expenditure speed of the Package-related measures emerges, due to critical economic situation, bureaucratic management issues, difficult access to credit and to the timing to realize the investments, disregarding in this case the achievement of the set objectives. Results were discussedwith the Regional officials in charge of drafting and of budget allocation concerning the newplanning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-39
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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