Aurélien’s story – Improving animal welfare with EAFRD financial instruments

Watch time: 3min 47sec

Thanks to the Alter'NA financial instruments, Aurélien Perrot, a farmer based in Nouvelle-Aquitaine was able to buy shares in the co-operative farm 'La Roche' were he had been working for three years as an employee, realising his childhood dream.

The guarantee loan allowed him to finance the construction of a barn to raise the farm's goats in good conditions and to facilitate their access to the pastures.

The Alter'NA guarantee fund, set up with EUR 36 million from Nouvelle-Aquitaine regional funds, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI, Juncker Plan), has already helped hundreds of farmers in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region to implement sustainable agriculture projects.

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