Recently, EU OCM funds have been allocated 15 million euros to subsidize a green harvest project in the Sicilia region. The total number of wine producers benefiting from this project is expected to be around 1800 and the total area of vineyards benefited will be 5055 hectares.
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Green harvesting is part of the Italian economic relaunch bill, and it is also a means to improve the quality of wine. Edy Bandiera, member of the Sicilian Ministry of Agriculture, said that the implementation of the green harvest project is also something that Sicilian wine producers have been calling for.