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Measure 11 – Organic farming

  • Sub-measure 11.1 “Support for conversion to organic farming methods”
  • Sub-measure 11.2 “Support for maintaining organic farming practices”

Sub-measure 11.1 – Support for conversion to organic farming methods

1. Description of the action
Support provided under this sub-measure is given per unit of agricultural land to farmers who voluntarily undertake to adopt organic farming practices and methods. Support provided under this sub can be provided for operations performed to convert to organic farming.
Support is granted as a fixed amount paid per unit area (hectare) and as compensation for loss of income and additional costs incurred by beneficiaries concluding voluntary commitments.

2. Eligible expenses
Eligible costs under this sub consist of standard costs, calculated on the basis of the assessment of additional costs and income foregone, which go beyond the basic requirements mandatory unpaid registered farmers from taking voluntary commitments for organic farming.
Compensation payments for organic farming may be granted as part of the sub-measure if:
– The minimum size is 1 ha farm and eligible lots least 0.3 ha (0.1 ha for vineyards and orchards, fruit trees, hops, nurseries and vineyards);
– The beneficiary is registered each year requesting support, under the law, as operator in organic farming;
– The beneficiary during the commitment conclude a contract with an independent inspection and certification body accredited according to national legislation.
The request for payment shall be submitted annually for each year of commitment.
Commitment period for conversion to organic farming methods is 2 years (for annual crops) or up to 3 years (perennial crops).

3. Amounts and support rates applicable
Being a compensatory payment support under this sub has an intensity of 100%.
Compensation payments are calculated as standard costs for each of the five proposed packages:
Package 1 – crops on arable land (including forage plants) – 295 euro / ha / year,
Package 2 – Vegetables – 500 euro / ha / year,
Package 3 – orchards – 620 euro / ha / year,
Package 4 – vii – 532 euro / ha / year,
Package 5 – medicinal and aromatic plants – 460 euro / ha / year.
At the package will apply degressiveness financial support. For farms with agricultural land larger than 50 ha, 100 ha and 300 ha, the amount of agricultural land falls for those who exceed these values.

Sub-measure 11.2 – Support for maintaining organic farming practices

1. Description of the action
Support provided under this sub is granted per hectare of agricultural land to farmers who voluntarily commit to maintain organic farming practices and methods.

2. Eligible expenses
Eligible costs under this sub consist of standard costs, calculated on the basis of the assessment of additional costs and income foregone, which go beyond the basic requirements mandatory unpaid registered farmers from taking voluntary commitments for organic farming.

3. Eligibility
Compensation payments for maintaining organic farming practices may be granted as part of the sub-measure if:
– Beneficiaries are farmers engaged in active category
– User customer is an agricultural area, with arable land use category, vineyards or orchards
– Minimum area of the farm is 1 ha and eligible lots least 0.3 ha (0.1 ha for vineyards and orchards, fruit trees, hops, nurseries and vineyards);
– The beneficiary is registered each year requesting support, under the law, as operator in organic farming;
– The beneficiary during the commitment conclude a contract with an independent inspection and certification body accredited according to national legislation.

4. Amounts and support rates applicable

Being a compensatory payment support under this sub has an intensity of 100%.
Compensation payments are calculated as standard costs for each of the five proposed packages:
Package 1 – crops on arable land (including forage plants) – 220 euro / ha / year,
Package 2 – Vegetables – 431 euro / ha / year,
Package 3 – orchards – 442 euro / ha / year,
Package 4 – vii – 480 euro / ha / year,
Package 5 – medicinal and aromatic plants – 427 euro / ha / year.
-At Level package will apply degressiveness financial support. For farms with agricultural land larger than 50 ha, 100 ha and 300 ha, the amount of agricultural land falls for those who exceed these values.