The Apollo Project
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Thursday, December 15, 2005
Today's burning issue
by Peter

Ok arguably yesterday's...

Richard Allan has been asking why South Yorkshire Business Link would be getting money from the Common Agricultural Policy.

After sleuthing for some hours, I believe I have the answer. Part of their activity is the Rural Business Growth Programme, and this is co-financed by the CAP (presumably with Rural Development money). If you search around their web site you will eventually come across such unlikely success stories as the farmer who made use of a natural spring on his farmland and his bottling equipment for milk production to go into selling bottled spring water, and another farmer who made use of all those stables and a good supply of fresh straw to go into childcare (note to self - check details on this one).

At first glance, this seems to be the acceptable face of the CAP.

Pleased to be of service...
posted by Peter Pigeon @ 9:31 am  
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