Comprehensive Young People’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship Development Programme
In order to foster agricultural entrepreneurship among young people, the Piraeus Bank Group is running an innovative programme aimed at young people aged up to 35 who wish to become involved in business in the agricultural sector, by adopting responsible farming and sustainable business practices.
In May 2013 the Bank announced its Comprehensive Young People’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship Development Programme, which offers participants all the tools they need to grow and develop their farming business. The Programme provides a total of 500 hectares of farming land to participants, as well as the necessary farming and business training, financing for setting up their business and guaranteed markets for their produce for the first 3 years. It also includes advice from the Group’s experts on agronomic and financial issues.
The programme is being run by Excelixi SA Sustainable Entrepreneurship Centre, a member of the Piraeus Bank Group that offers advisory and training services and is a certified Life-Long Learning Centre.