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 Measure 04 – Investments in physical assets

Support from measure 4 “Investments in physical assets” aims to:
– Improving the overall performance and sustainability of farms;
– The processing and / or development of agricultural products, excluding fishery products;
– Infrastructure necessary for development, modernization and adaptation of agriculture and forestry, including access to farm and forest land strengthening and improving provision and saving energy and water
• Sub-measure 4.1. “Investments in agricultural holdings”
• Sub-measure 4.2. “Investments for the processing / marketing of agricultural products”
• Sub-measure 4.3. “Investment for development, modernization and adaptation
agricultural and forestry infrastructure
• Sub-Thematic Programme fruit-growing

Sub-measure 4.1. “Investments in agricultural holdings”
1. Beneficiaries are:

– Farmers, except unauthorized individuals;
– Cooperatives, producer groups established under national legislation in force, serving the interests of members;

2. Type of Support:

– Reimbursement of eligible expenses.

3. Eligible EXPENSES

Eligible expenses specific:
a. The construction, expansion, modernization and equipping of buildings on the farm, for productive activity, including accesses to the farm, farm irrigation and farm connection to utilities;
b. Upgrade and modernize sales and marketing areas within a short supply chain;
c. The acquisition, including leasing of machinery / equipment and new equipment in the market value of the asset;
d. The acquisition, including leasing, transport, compact refrigerators, including the specialized trailers and semi-trailers in order to trade in agricultural products in a short supply chain;
e. Expenses arising from plantations for table grapes and other perennial plantations except those eligible under sub-program fruit-growing
f. Costs of compliance standards and compliance with the new standards imposed by European legislation.

4. Specific ineligible expenses:

a. The acquisition of land and buildings;
b. The purchase of agricultural production rights, payment entitlements, animals, annual plants and their planting.

5. Eligibility

– Investment must be made in a firm with a minimum economic size SO 8000 (standard output) (production value standard) .;
– Investment must be part of at least one of the eligible actions provided for in sub-measurable;
– The applicant must qualify for eligible beneficiaries;
– The applicant must provide co-investment;
– The investment must demonstrate economic viability;
– The investment must comply with European legislation on environmental effects;
– Investments in irrigation systems at the farm must comply with Art. 46 R (EU) nr.1305 / 2013;
– Investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy must comply with Art. 13 R. Delegate (EU);
– Investments necessary to adapt to EU standards, farm production by young farmers who are setting up for the first time in a farm will be made no later than 24 months from date of installation;
– Investments necessary to adapt to new requirements imposed by European legislation farmers will be made within 12 months from the date when such requirements have become binding on the farm

6. Public support grant:

Share of public support grant will be 50% of the total eligible costs and shall not exceed:
-If procurement projects providing simple – maximum 500,000 euros or 100,000 euros for small farms;
-in which provide construction-installation projects – maximum EUR 1,000,000 for crops or 200,000 euros for small farms and vegetable sector up 1.5 million euros for vegetables in protected spaces (greenhouses) and livestock, respectively EUR 300,000 small farms in the livestock sector;
-If projects providing for the creation of short supply chains -maximum 2,000,000 euros or 400,000 euros for small farms;
-If projects carried out by cooperatives and producer groups – up to 2,000,000 euros regardless of the type of investment; Grant support intensity and amount will be increased by 20 percentage points more, but the maximum rate of support combined can not exceed 90% if:
-Investment made by young farmers under 40 years of age at the time of submission of the application (as defined in Art. 2 of R (EU) no. 1305/2013);
-Investment carried by associative collective of farmers (cooperatives and producer groups established under national legislation in force);
– Integrated projects that lead to the creation of a short chain (production, processing, marketing);
– Operations supported in PEI;
-Investment Related to the transactions referred to in art. 28 (Agri-environment) and art. 29 (Organic farming) of R (EU). 1305/2013;
-Investment in areas facing natural constraints and other specific constraints referred to in art. 32 R (EU). 1305/2013;
For family farms in the sessions for submission of applications for this sub will be provided a distinct allocation recipients will be notified with the publication of the start of the session.

Sub-measure 4.1a  “Investments in fruit growers”

1. Beneficiaries are:

– Farmers, except unauthorized individuals;

– Producer groups and cooperatives operating in the orchards, provided that the investments made to serve the interests of their members;

2.Type support:

-Support Grant, awarded in installments, according to the stages of project execution and payment requests submitted by the beneficiary.

3. Specific Eligible expenses:

a) Converting existing plantations, including the cost of clearing, planting materials, support systems, soil preparation, planting works, hail protection systems and rain, irrigation systems at farm level and operating roads;

b) The establishment of orchards, including the costs of planting materials, support systems, soil preparation, planting works, protection systems for rain and hail and operating roads.

c) Establishment of nurseries for propagating material and fruit plants including material costs for planting materials, support systems, soil preparation, planting works, hail nets, exploitation roads.

d) The establishment, expansion and / or modernization of storage, conditioning, sorting and packing and processing units at farm level.

e) The acquisition, including leasing, car / machinery and equipment, to the extent the market value of the asset;

f) The acquisition, including leasing, transport, compact refrigerators, to sell their produce in short chains;

g) The layout, construction and equipment sales premises of the holding;

h) Investments aimed at improving the environmental performance of farms fruit (increased energy efficiency of buildings, purchase of equipment for the production and use of renewable energy at farm level);

4. Specific ineligible expenses:

a. The purchase of agricultural production rights, payment entitlements, animals, annual plants and their planting;
b. The acquisition of land and buildings.

5. Eligibility

– The applicant must qualify for eligible beneficiaries;

– The applicant must provide co-investment;

– The investment must demonstrate economic viability;

– The investment will meet the requirements for compliance with standards required by European legislation;

– The investment will comply with European legislation on environmental effects;

– The applicant must not be in difficulty, in accordance with law.

– The investment must be carried out only in administrative territorial units present in Annex II and must comply with zoning species in Annex.

– If the establishment and / or conversion applicant must use only certified organic material in the category fruit.

– If nurseries applicant undertakes that the resulting material will be material certified organic fruit category.

– Investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy must comply with Art. 13 R. Delegate (EU);

– Investments in irrigation systems at the farm must comply with Art. 46 R (EU) nr.1305 / 2013;

– The investment must comply with viable economic dimensions. The minimum size of the fruit surface, owned or use of a farm must be at least 12,000 euros for investment SO simple, not involving conversion and / establishing orchards and fruit in the event of material. For investments involving the conversion and / establishing orchards, farm economic size must be less than 8000 euro SO.

– The investment must meet minimum economic size and conversion setting.
If the establishment of orchards and conversion, founded surface / replanted must be equivalent to at least 3000 euro SO), in the case of propagating material and fruit plants material SO 6000 euro, and if culture and strawberry field euro 7000 SO protected areas.

6. Support Grant will be awarded as follows:

If small farms: the aid intensity is 50% of the total eligible expenditure not exceeding:
– 300.000 € for production activity (establishment and conversion);
– 450000 Euro investment covering all food chain (production, processing, marketing).
Non-refundable aid intensity may be increased by 20 percentage points, but the maximum rate of support combined can not exceed 90%, in the following cases:
– Investments made by young farmers under 40 years of age at the time of submission of the application (as defined in Art. 2 of Regulation 1305/2013);
– Collective investments made by cooperatives and producer groups and integrated projects;
– Operations supported in PEI;
– Investments related to operations referred to in art. 28 (Agri-environment) and art. 29 (Organic farming) of Regulation (EU) No. 1305/2013;
– Investing in disadvantaged areas.

If the average farm: the aid intensity is 50% of the total eligible expenditure not exceeding:
– 600,000 Euro for production activity (establishment and conversion);
– 900,000 Euro Euro investment covering all food chain (production, processing, marketing).
Non-refundable aid intensity may be increased by 20 percentage points, but the maximum rate of support combined may not exceed 80%, in the following cases:
– Investments made by young farmers under 40 years of age at the time of submission of the application (as defined in Art. 2 of Regulation 1305/2013);
– Collective investments made by cooperatives and producer groups and integrated projects;
– Operations supported in PEI;
– Investments related to operations referred to in art. 28 (Agri-environment) and art. 29 (Organic farming) of Regulation (EU) No. 1305/2013;
– Investing in disadvantaged areas.

If large farms: the aid intensity is 50% of the total eligible expenditure not exceeding:
– 750,000 Euro for production activity (establishment and conversion);
– 1,050,000 Euro for investments covering all food chain (production, processing, marketing).
Non-refundable aid intensity may be increased by 20 percentage points in the following case:
– Operations supported in PEI.

Sub-measure 4.2. “Investments for the processing / marketing of agricultural products”

1. Beneficiaries are:

– businesses
– Cooperatives, producer groups established under national legislation in force, which deserves the interests of members;

2.Type support: – reimbursement of eligible expenses.

3. Specific Eligible expenses:
a) The construction, expansion, modernization and equipping buildings processing units;
b) The acquisition, including leasing new equipment, facilities, equipment and specialized transport vehicles in order marketing of agro-food chains in the short;
c) Costs of compliance standards and compliance with the new standards imposed by European legislation

4. Specific ineligible expenses:
a) Purchase of land and buildings;

5. Eligibility:

– The investment must fall into at least one of the types of support provided by sub – measure;
– The applicant must qualify for eligible beneficiaries;
– The investment must demonstrate economic viability;
– The applicant must provide co-investment;
– The applicant must not be in difficulty, in accordance with law;
– The investment will comply with European legislation on environmental effects and food safety standards.

6. Public support grant:

The share of public support grant will be 50% of eligible costs for SMEs and producer groups / cooperatives and 40% for other businesses and shall not exceed:
– 1,000,000 Euro / project for SMEs
– 1,500,000 Euro / project for other companies;

– 2,500,000 Euro / project for investments that lead to a short supply chain local associative and cooperative groups of producers (collecting, sorting, storing, packaging / processing and marketing);

Non-refundable aid intensity may be increased by 20 percentage points in the following case:
– Operations supported in PEI.

Sub-measure 4.3. “Investment for development, modernization and adaptation agricultural and forestry infrastructure

1. Beneficiaries:

Agricultural – territorial administrative units and / or their associations;
Forest – forest owners and / or their associations;
– Territorial administrative units and / or their associations, forest owners;
– State forest managers of public property.
Irrigation – organizations / federations of water users, consisting of owners / users of agricultural land in accordance with law.

2. Type of aid:

– where assistance is granted beneficiaries eligible for support under the sub-measure, in the form of grant support, with their obligation to ensure maintenance of the investment for a period at least equal to the project monitoring. Otherwise, public support will be recovered proportionately.

3. Specific Eligible expenses:

Eligible expenses are limited to:
a. The construction and / or modernization, including equipping secondary irrigation infrastructure (off-farm) including buildings and utility connections;
b. The construction and / or modernization of agriculture and forestry access roads (access roads off-farm);

4. Specific ineligible expenses:

a. The acquisition of land and buildings.

5. Eligibility:

Common conditions applicable to all types of support:
– The investment must fall into at least one of the types of support provided by sub measure;
– The applicant must qualify for eligible beneficiaries;
– The investment will comply with European legislation on environmental effects;
– The applicant will maintain investment objective.
Specific conditions for each type of support:

Agricultural infrastructure access
– Applicants must provide proof of ownership / management of the land on which the investment;
– Investment must be connected to an existing road.

Access infrastructure Forest
– Investments applicant must prove ownership of the land / administration for state public domain;
– The applicant must provide evidence that the investment is found in forest management and inventory holder.

Irrigation Infrastructure
– Investments must comply with the Community provisions in force (Article 46 of the R (EU) nr.1305 / 2013) and the national regulatory framework of the sector;
– The applicant shall demonstrate use of the land / physical assets of the investment;
– The designed irrigation system must be connected to a system (the main infrastructure) functional upstream depending on the technical solution.

6. Public support grant:

Share spijinului the public support will be 100% of eligible expenses, and shall not exceed:
– 1,000,000 Euro / project for irrigation systems related pressurizing stations and farm roads for access;
– 1,500,000 Euro / project for setting up irrigation systems and booster pumping stations related and forest roads.

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