New Contract Farming Agreement in maize crop production between Piraeus Bank and the "Agricultural Cooperative of Kalampaka - Meteora"

Piraeus Bank, in collaboration with the Agricultural Cooperative of Kalampaka – Meteora, has initiated a new Contract Farming programme for maize producers producers in the Prefecture of Trikala. 

The funding proposal for maize crops contract farming is essentially intended to help rationalise production organisation and financially support the entire production process, from the producer to product selling by the said Cooperative. 

The facilities of the Agricultural Cooperative of Kalampaka – Meteora are located in Kalampaka and the Cooperative is engaged in maize drying and trading. 

The Cooperative has more than 1,200 members which grow a multitude of plant products such as corn, barley and wheat, and raise animals for meat and milk production. 

The maize storage and drying facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art mechanical equipment. Through the specific Piraeus Bank Contract Farming programme, the producer is provided with all the required liquidity at highly competitive terms, exactly when he needs such liquidity, while payment of the production agreed to be delivered to the Cooperative is guaranteed. 

The Program covers the entire crops production, supply and manufacturing chain by supporting, in an organised manner, the mutually beneficial collaboration between producers and the Cooperative. 

This new collaboration brings the number of Contract Farming and Livestock Breeding agreements to a total of 25, attesting the firm will of Piraeus Bank to support and encourage any sound productive effort in the economy.