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Royal Land

Royal Land

Since the early 1980s, farmers had to travel across the island to distribute their produce to various intermediaries during the production process. As a result of the low selling prices of their products relative to their high production costs and the dearth of availability, the farmers were placed in a difficult position. Therefore, it became necessary to modify this procedure to make it more advantageous for them and their production.

In a very small rural area (less than 200 people) in the village of Odou in the province of Larnaca, the Organisation of Fruits and Perishables of the Odou Region VASILIKI GI Public Ltd was established, uniting the majority of the local producers. Our organization’s mission is to encourage producers to cultivate their own fruits and vegetables and offer them directly to consumers in order to secure higher prices for themselves and lower prices for consumers. The primary goals of this best practice are to assure lower costs, improve the quality of production, retain the rural population, and promote employment opportunities and agricultural land utilization. In 2006, it was decided to establish a private company called VASILIKI GI, and in 2012, we relocated to a privately owned facility constructed with European Union grants.

There are 61 shareholders in the company.

The products we produce are:
Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, beans, crabs, broccoli, lettuce, peppers, vases, columbines, tangerines, oranges, cherries, mespila.