Spirulina is a micro algae that contains hundreds of nutrients, making it the “food of the future”, according to FAO. The Paulitti family started producing the algae using green energy from solar panels and a wood chip boiler using agricultural waste. Thanks to an EAFRD loan they were able to repurpose some old greenhouses and develop a lab for the processing of the algae.
Set-up with EUR 93 million from the Friuli Venezia Giulia’s Rural Development Programme and regional resources, this EAFRD Loan Fund has helped hundreds of farmers in the region to improve production processes and become more competitive.
Read the case study: EAFRD Loan Fund for agriculture Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy