Information are published in accordance with REGULATION (EU) No 1306/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 December 2013 and COMMISION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 908/2014 of 6 August 2014. Disclosure refers to financial year according to the EC (Commission), i. e. the period from 16 October the year n to the 15 October the year n+1. E.g., 2018 financial year includes payments from 16 October 2017 to 15 October 2018. Member States shall not publish the name of the recipient in case they do not set up the small farmer’s scheme referred to in Title V of Regulation (EU) 1307/2013 where the amount of aid received by the beneficiary in one year is equal to or less than 1250 EUR. In this case, the recipient is identified by a code. Member States shall decide on the form of this code. Because of the limited number of recipients located in the municipality where the natural person can be identified as the recipient, the nearest large territorial unit to which the municipality belongs i.e. the district, is published.
The disclosure of information on the recipients concerned is in line with Art. 111 EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) No 1306/2013 of 17 December 2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) 352/78, (EC) No 165/94, (ES) No. 2799/98, (ES) No. 814/2000, (ES) No. 1290/2005, (ES) No. 485/2008 and the personal data of the persons concerned are processed in accordance with the rules laid down in REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, repealing the Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation „GDPR“).Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 352/78, (EC) No 165/94, (EC) No 2799/98, (EC) No 814/2000, (EC) No 1290/2005 and (EC) No 485/2008:https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32013R1306&qid=1549004344209&from=EN
Due to limited administrative capacities and the absence of historical data, new member states (i.e; those that joined the European Union in 2004 and 2007) were granted the possibility of applying the single area payment scheme instead of applying the standard direct payment schemes. The single area payment scheme provides a flat-rate decoupled area payment paid for eligible agricultural land and replaces almost all payments granted in other than new member states.
Member States may grant specific support to farmers for 1) specific types of farming which are important for the protection or enhancement of the environment, 2) improving the quality of agricultural products, 3) improving the marketing of agricultural products, 4) practicing enhanced animal welfare standards, 5) specific agricultural activities entailing additional agri-environment benefits, 6) to address specific disadvantages in the dairy, beef and veal, sheep meat and goat meat and rice sectors in certain areas or for specific types of farming, 7) in areas subject to restructuring and or development programmes, 8) in the form of contributions to crop and plant insurance premiums, 9) by way of mutual funds for animal and plant diseases or environmental incidents. They may use up to 10% (3.5% in the case of coupled payments) of their national ceiling for financing that support.
Where a new Member State has made use of the option provided for by Article 143ba of Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003, it shall grant a separate sugar payment to farmers eligible under the single area payment scheme. This payment shall be granted on the basis of the criteria adopted by the relevant Member States in 2006 and 2007
Where a new Member State has made use of the option provided for in Article 143bb of Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003, it shall grant a separate fruit and vegetables payment to farmers eligible under the single area payment scheme. This payment shall be granted in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Member State in 2007.
Aid provided to support the distribution of fruit and vegetables to children in nursery, primary and secondary schools with the objective to increase their fruit and vegetables and milk consumption and improve eating habits.
Growers are encouraged to join producer organisations (POs). These receive support for implementing operational programmes, based on a national strategy. Aid is also granted to mitigate income fluctuation from crises. Support is offered for crisis prevention/management measures under operational programmes, i.e.: product withdrawal, green harvesting/non-harvesting, promotion/communication tools, training, harvest insurance, help to secure bank loans and cover administrative costs of setting up mutual funds (farmer-owned stabilisation funds).
Various aids granted in order to ensure market balance and increase the competitiveness of European wine: aid for promotion of wine on third country markets and information on responsible consumption of wine and the EU system of PDO/PGI; co-financing of costs for restructuring and conversion of vineyards, for investments in wineries and in marketing facilities as well as for innovation; support for green harvesting, mutual funds, harvest insurance and by-product distillation.
Various aids granted in order to ensure market balance and increase the competitiveness of European wine: aid for promotion of wine on third country markets and information on responsible consumption of wine and the EU system of PDO/PGI; co-financing of costs for restructuring and conversion of vineyards, for investments in wineries and in marketing facilities as well as for innovation; support for green harvesting, mutual funds, harvest insurance and by-product distillation: possibility of transferring funds to the single payment scheme at the beginning of the programming period.
Support granted to support this sector through apiculture programmes in order to improve the production and marketing of honey.
Vocational training and information actions, including diffusion of scientific knowledge and innovative practices, for persons engaged in the agricultural, food and forestry sectors: the measure aims at fostering technical and economic training,, information and diffusion of knowledge in relation to agricultural, food and forestry matters, including expertise in new information technologies, as well as adequate awareness in the fields of product quality, results of research and sustainable management of natural resources, including the application of production practices compatible with the maintenance and enhancement of the landscape and the protection of the environment.
Improving and developing infrastructure related to the development and adaptation of agriculture and forestry: the support covers operations related to access to farm and forest land, land consolidation and improvement, energy supply and water management.
Supporting setting up of producer groups: support is provided to facilitate the setting-up and administrative operation of producer groups. This transitional measure has been dismissed in the 2014 – 2020 programming period
Use of advisory services by farmers and forest holders: the support for the use by farmers and forest holders of management and advisory services aims at allowing them to improve the sustainable management of their holdings. The support available under this measure contributes to covers the costs arising from the use of advisory services.
Modernisation of agricultural holdings: the purpose of this measure is to modernize agricultural holdings to improve their economic performance through better use of the production factors he scope of the measure includes support for tangible and/or intangible investments for the introduction of new technologies and innovation, targeting quality, organic products and on/off-farm diversification, as well as improving the environmental, occupational safety, hygiene and animal welfare status of agricultural holdings
Improving the economic value of forests;: this measure makes available support for private forests owners (or their associations) or by Municipalities (or their associations) to carry out investments aiming at improving and broadening the economic value of their forests, or for increasing diversification of production and enhancing market opportunities
Adding value to agricultural and forestry products: this measure provides support for tangible and/or intangible investments aiming at improving the processing and marketing of primary agricultural and forestry products
Natura 2000 payments: aims at providing support to private forest owners or associations in order to compensate for costs incurred and income foregone resulting from the restrictions on the use of forests and other wooded land related to the correct implementation of Directives 79/409/EEC an 92/43/EEC.
Forest-environment payments: this support is for restoring forestry potential in forests damaged by natural disasters and fire and for introducing appropriate prevention actions.
Restoring forestry potential and introducing prevention actions: this support is for restoring forestry potential in forests damaged by natural disasters and fire and for introducing appropriate prevention actions.
Natura 2000 payments and payments linked to Directive 2000/60/EC: these payments are available to farmers to help them to address specific disadvantages in the areas concerned resulting from the implementation of Council Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds, Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora in order to contribute to the effective management of Natura 2000 sites, as well as to help farmers to address disadvantages in river basin areas resulting from the implementation of Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the Community action in the field of the water policy
Agri-environment payments: : these payments cover costs incurred and income foregone incurred by farmers and other land for their voluntary commitments to apply agricultural production methods compatible with the protection and improvement of the environment, the landscape and its features, natural resources, the soil and genetic diversity
Animal welfare payments: these payments cover costs incurred and income foregone incurred by farmers
First afforestation of agricultural land: the support is provided to farmers for first afforestation of agricultural land, i.e. where agricultural practices were undertaken. The payments cover establishment and maintenance costs as well as income foregone resulting from afforestation
Diversification into non-agricultural activities: this measure aims at providing support for rural people to diversify farming activities towards non-agricultural activities and develop non-agricultural sectors and promote employment
Encouragement of tourism activities: the support covers small-scale infrastructure such as information centres and the signposting of tourist sites, recreational infrastructure such as that offering access to natural areas and small-capacity accommodation and the development and/or marketing of tourism services relating to rural tourism.
Basic services for the economy and rural population: this measure supports the improvement of basic services, including local access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and carry out investments. The measure includes support for setting up of basic services, including cultural and leisure activities, concerning a village or group of villages, and related small-scale infrastructure.
Village renewal and development: this measure aims at supporting vvillage development.
A training and information measure for economic actors operating in the fields covered by axis 3: this measure helps to enhance the human potential in rural areas to achieve the objectives of diversifying farming activities towards non-agricultural activities and develop non-agricultural sectors, promote employment, improve basic services and carry out investments.
Transnational and inter-regional cooperation
Running the local action group, skills acquisition, animation
An aid of EUR 45 per hectare per year shall be granted for areas sown under energy crops used under the conditions laid down in this Chapter. Energy crops shall mean crops supplied essentially for the production of the following energy products: — products considered biofuels listed in Article 2, point 2 of Directive 2003/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport (1), — electric and thermal energy produced from biomass.
Farmers in less-favoured areas may be supported by compensatory allowances. 2. Compensatory allowances shall be granted per hectare of areas used for agriculture to farmers who: — farm a minimum area of land to be defined, — undertake to pursue their farming activity in a less-favoured area for at least five years from the first payment of a compensatory allowance, and — apply usual good farming practices compatible with the need to safeguard the environment and maintain the countryside, in particular by sustainable farming.
Payments to areas facing natural or other specific constraints. This measure gives support to beneficiaries who suffer from particular constraints due to their location in mountain areas or other areas facing significant natural constraints or specific constraints.
Reimbursement in financial year 2017 accordance with Article 26/5 of Regulation (EU) N°1306/2013 of appropriations carried over from financial year 2016 proportionate to the amount of the financial disciplin adjustment
When market prices for certain agricultural products fall below a predetermined level, the public authorities of the member states may intervene to stabilise the market by purchasing surplus supplies, which may then be stored until the market price increases.
Measures granted in the livestock sectors under Article 219(1) of Regulation (EU) N° 1308/2013 as measures supporting agricultural markets in accordance with Article 4(1) (a) of Regulation (EU) N° 1306/2013.
Investments in physical assets.This measure should help to improve the economic and environmental performance of agricultural holdings and rural enterprises, improve the efficiency of the agricultural products marketing and processing sector, provide infrastructure needed for the development of agriculture and forestry and support non-remunerative investments necessary to achieve environmental aims.
Investments in forest area development and improvement of the viability of forests . This measure aims to promote investments in development of woodlands, in forest protection and in innovation in forestry and forest products in order to contribute to the growth potential of rural areas, and enhance the production of renewable energy
Agri-environment-climate.This measure encourages land managers to apply farming practices contributing to the protection of the environment, landscape, natural resources and climate mitigation and adaptation. It may concern not only environmentally beneficial improvements to farming practice but also the maintenance of existing beneficial practices.
Organic farming. This measure is focused on supporting the conversion to or / and maintenance of organic farming practices with a view to encourage farmers to participate in such schemes, thus answering society's demand for the use of environmentally friendly farm practices.
Natura 2000 and Water Framework Directive payments. This measure gives compensatory support to beneficiaries who suffer from particular disadvantages due to specific mandatory requirements in the areas concerned resulting from the implementation of Birds and Habitats Directives and Water Framework Directive (WFD) when compared to the situation of farmers and foresters in other areas not concerned by these disadvantages.
Animal welfare. This measure provides payments to farmers who undertake, on a voluntary basis, to carry out operations of one or more animal welfare commitments.
Forest environmental and climate services and forest conservation. This measure responds to the needs of promoting the sustainable management and improvement of forests and woodland, including the maintenance and improvement of biodiversity, water and soil resources and combating climate change and also to the need to conserve the forest genetic resources, including activities such as development of different varieties of forest species in order to adapt to specific local conditions.
Technical assistance. This measure gives to Members States the ability to provide a technical assistance to support actions that support administrative capacity linked to the management of ESI Funds. These actions may be addressed to the preparation, management, monitoring, evaluation, information and communication, networking, complaint resolution and control and audit of the Rural Development Programmes.
Greening: in addition to the Basic Payment Scheme/SAPS, farmers will receive a decoupled area payment per hectare for respecting the three agricultural practices in favour of climate and environment: - maintenance of permanent grassland -crop diversification -Ecological focus area of at least 5% of the arable area
Support targeting specific sectors or productions. Member States may decide to use up to 8% (by derogation up to 13% or more upon Commission's approval) of their national ceiling for direct payments, +2% for support to protein crops, for financing coupled support to sectors or regions where specific types of farming or specific agricultural sectors that are particularly important for economic, social or environmental reasons
Payment for young farmers is a decoupled area payment granted on top of the basic payment to young farmers (no more than 40 years of age in the first year of application and setting up for the first time an agricultural holding as head of the holding). This payment is compulsory to Member States and up to 2% of the national ceiling can be used to finance the payment. A young farmer can receive such payment for a maximum period of five years as its purpose is to facilitate the initial establishment of young farmers during the initial period of the life of their business. It is for Member States to decide on the calculation method applied for this payment and depending on that choice payment for young farmers is granted either as per hectare top-up or as lump sum per holding.
Measures granted in the livestock sectors under Article 219(1) of Regulation (EU) N° 1308/2013 as measures supporting agricultural markets in accordance with Article 4(1) (a) of Regulation (EU) N° 1306/2013.
Farm and business development.This measure supports the creation and development of new viable economic activities such as new holdings run by young farmers, new businesses in rural areas, or the development of small farms. Support is also given to new or existing enterprises for investments and development of non-agricultural activities which are essential for the development and competitiveness of rural areas and of all farmers diversifying their agricultural activities. The measure provides payments for farmers eligible for the small farmers scheme who permanently transfer their holding to another farmer.
Co-operation This measure promotes forms of co-operation involving at least two entities and aiming to develop (inter alia): pilot projects; new products, practices, processes and technologies in the agriculture, food and forestry sectors; tourism services; short supply chains and local markets; joint projects / practices concerning the environment / climate change; projects for the sustainable provision of biomass; non-LEADER local development strategies; forest management plans; and diversification into "social farming" activities.
Basic services and village renewal in rural areas. This measure supports interventions stimulating growth and promoting enviromental amdsocio-economic sustainabiôity of rural areas, in particular through thr development of local infrastructure( including broadband, renewable energy and social infrastructure) and local basic services, as wel as through the renewal the villages and activities aimed at the restoration and upgrading, of teh cultural and natural heritage. The measure supportsas wll relocation of activities and convesrsion of facilities with a view to improving the quality of life or increasing tehe enviromental performance of settlement.