Announcement Bonus Lazio km 0, incentives for restaurateurs on typical local foods

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The Bonus Lazio km 0 announcement is operational as of Tuesday, 20.10.20. The initiative is organized by the Lazio Region, which has allocated 10 million euros to promote the consumption of local foods with protected designations (PDO and PGI) and Traditional Food Products (PAT). Restaurateurs are incentivized to purchase with direct economic measures.

Bonus Lazio km 0 call, turbocharging local agribusiness

The incentive for local agribusiness products consists of a grant. Direct beneficiaries are restaurant operators active in Lazio and registered in 4 ATECO codes:

– catering with administration (code 56.10.11),

– farm-related food service activities (code 56.10.12),

– catering on trains and ships (code 56.10.50),

– Event catering, banqueting (code 56.21.00).

Bonus 30% of expenditure (already paid)

The grant is non-repayable. It is worth 30 percent of the expenditure incurred, as long as it has already been ‘receipted,’ that is, paid to the suppliers of the agri-food products.

The amount of the grant varies from a minimum of 500 euros, for an expenditure of 1,667 euros, to a maximum of 5,000 euros (for a minimum expenditure of 16,667 euros).

Incentivized products

The agri-food products supported by the Bonus Lazio km 0 call are all PDOs, PGIs and PATs made in the regional territory, as listed in the call, as well as on the website of the regional agency ARSIAL and that of the Ministry of Agriculture (see. thelist updated as of 5.10.20).

Benefiting from the initiative, in addition to producers and restaurateurs, are consumers. Indeed, the regional incentive system also applies to preventing fraudulent mentions of agribusiness excellence on the menus of unfaithful operators. Not a few, as ascertained by the RAC, the Carabinieri Agribusiness Department.

The range of Latium excellence is wide:

16 DOP:

Castagna di Vallerano, Fagiolo Cannellino di Atina, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, Nocciola Romana, Oliva di Gaeta, Pecorino di Picinisco, Pecorino Romano, Pecorino Toscano, Peperone di Pontecorvo, Ricotta di Bufala Campana, Ricotta Romana, Italian Salamini alla cacciatora, and 4 different EVOO, extra virgin olive oil (from Canino, Colline Pontine, Sabina, Tuscia)

11 PGI:

Abbacchio Romano, Lamb from Central Italy, Carciofo Romanesco del Lazio, Kiwi Latina, Mortadella Bologna, Pane casareccio di Genzano, Patata dell’Alto Viterbese, Porchetta di Ariccia, Prosciutto Amatriciano, Sedano Bianco di Sperlonga, Vitellone bianco dell’Appennino Centrale,

about 250 PAT:

Traditional Agri-food Products, listed on the ARSIAL website, Lazio Regional Agency for Agricultural Development and Innovation.

Simplified procedures

For participation in the Bonus Lazio km 0 call‘simplified and timely procedures will be guaranteed,’ assures the Lazio Region Agriculture Department, the driving force behind the initiative together with the Economic Development Department.

A guide to filling out the application is available (as of 10/20/20) at the link region.lazio/bonuslaziokm0.

Marta Strinati

Professional journalist since January 1995, he has worked for newspapers (Il Messaggero, Paese Sera, La Stampa) and periodicals (NumeroUno, Il Salvagente). She is the author of journalistic surveys on food, she has published the book "Reading labels to know what we eat".