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Acceptance of applications under measure 11 "Organic Agriculture" from the RDP 2014-2020 has started.
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Τρίτη 05 Μάι 2020
    As of today, the acceptance of applications under measure 11 Organic Farming from the RDP 2014-2020 for campaign 2020 has started. 40 million euro has been transferred to the budget of the measure.

    Applications for support under the measure will be made under new conditions for additional opportunities for bio-producers. In 2020, areas / animals / bee families that are in transition to organic production will not be supported. In order to meet the set goals in the National Plan for the Development of Organic Farming in Bulgaria, the financial resources will be directed only to certified organic producers. There are several options ahead of them:

    1. Bio-producers who have not previously participated in the measure may apply, with a new commitment. The newly declared areas / animals / bee families need to be of biological status as of 31.12.2019 and have not participated in the commitment under measure 11 "Organic farming".

    2. Farmers who have completed their 5-year commitments under the measure may apply. They may continue to fulfill their multi-year commitment to the initially approved areas / animals / bee families and / or add new biologically certified ones without taking on a new five-year commitment. There is no restriction on the increase of areas / animals / bee families, as they should have biological status as of 31.12.2019 and have not participated in the commitment under measure 11 "Organic farming".

    3. Farmers may apply for which the 2020 campaign is the fifth year of the multiannual commitment. They have the opportunity to extend their commitment to organic certified areas by increasing the total approved area by up to 20% of the original size, but by no more than 10 ha, without committing to a new five-year commitment. These new areas should be of biological status as of December 31, 2019 and should not have participated in the commitment under measure 11 "Organic Agriculture". There is no restriction on the increase in the number of animals and bee families, as they should have biological status as of 31.12.2019 and have not participated in the commitment under measure 11 "Organic farming".


    General conditions of admission:

    Applicants who take on a new commitment / PA under item 1 / and those who in 2020 renew their engagement / PA under item 2 / may participate with permanent grassed areas (PPP) at a density of 1GE / 2ha. for all PAs applied for, the animals should be of biological status as of 31.12.2019.

    In order to ensure the proper spending of the funds transferred to the budget of measure 11 "Organic Agriculture" for the new / PA under item 1 / and the extended commitments / PA under item 2 / under the measure, three levels of support are introduced for the area claimed by crops of the crop and fodder groups, as well as of the aromatic and medicinal plants:

      - up to 50 ha of support per hectare will be 100% of the rate under Ordinance 4 of 2015;

    - from 50 to 65 ha - 50% of the support rate per hectare under the Ordinance;

     - and for each successive over 65 ha - 10% of the support rate per hectare under the Ordinance.

    The farmers under item 1. and item 2, who have declared vegetable crops, plant protection products, perennial crops and oil-bearing rose, animals and bee families, receive for them the previous payment according to the old order.

    Applicants for whom the 2020 campaign is the fifth year of the multiannual commitment, including the extension of the claimed areas / animals / bee families / PA under item 3 /, shall be subject to the full amount of support.

   The application deadline is within the Direct Payments Campaign 2020.


Source: NAFF Presscentre 2020
Photo: Ververidis Vasilis | Shutterstock

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