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Presentation on theme: "1 PROGRAMMING TRANSITION From SAPARD to RDPs and SPDs/OPs."— Presentation transcript:


2 2 The rural development menu: n Under SAPARD : 15 measures of which 13 remain eligible under RD n Under RD there is a menu of 29 measures for the new MS (compared to 22 currently for the existing MS) n the CAP reform package could add another 4 (accompanying) measures PROGRAMMING TRANSITION

3 3 The 7 specific measures for the new MS are: n Producer groups n Semi-subsistence farming n Compliance with Community standards n Complements to (market) direct payments n Technical assistance n Farm advisory and extension services n LEADER+ type measures PROGRAMMING TRANSITION

4 4 The 4 new measures under discussion are: n Under meeting standards: a temporary degressive aid for farmers meeting demanding Community standards and a contribution to the cost of farm advisory services for the farmer n Under food quality: an incentive payment to farmers to join Community or national food quality schemes and support to producer groups to promote the quality food products n In addition the agri-environment chapter is to be expanded by adding animal welfare PROGRAMMING TRANSITION

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6 6 Differences in programming between SF and RD: n SPDs or OPs contain information at the level of prirorities with only a summary description of measures and a financing plan at the level of priorities; the detailed measure information and financing plan per measure follow in the programming complement n For RD the measures are pre-defined and an annual financing plan at measure level is included in the programming document

7 7 PROGRAMMING TRANSITION Given the very wide menu and the 2 types of programming (for most ACs): n It would be useful to have an overall strategy for RD policy across the various programming documents n To try and focus on a reduced set of priority measures for the RDPs n To continue the SAPARD priorities for the Objective 1 programmes

8 8 PROGRAMMING TRANSITION For the overall RD strategy 3 main categories of measures can be distinguished: n Those targeting the restructuring of the farm sector to improve competitiveness n Those targeting the environment and land management n Those targeting the rural economy and rural communities

9 9 PROGRAMMING TRANSITION Restructuring/competitiveness of the farm sector: n Investments in farms (ch I) n Young farmers (ch II) n Training (ch III) n Early retirement (ch IV) n Investments in processing/marketing (ch VII) n Land improvement (art 33) n Reparcelling (art 33) n Setting up of farm relief and farm management services (art 33) n Marketing of quality agricultural products (art 33) n Agricultural water resources management (art 33) n Development and improvement of infrastructure related to agriculture (art 33) n Restoring agricultural production potential damaged by natural disasters and appropriate prevention instruments (art 33)

10 10 PROGRAMMING TRANSITION Environment/land management: n Less favoured areas and areas with environmental restrictions (ch V) n Agri-environment (ch VI) n Afforestation of agricultural land (ch VIII) n Other forestry (ch VIII) n Environmental protection in connection with agriculture, forestry and landscape management and improving animal welfare (art 33)

11 11 PROGRAMMING TRANSITION Rural economy/rural communities: n Basic services for the rural economy and population (art 33) n Renovation and development of villages, protection and conservation of the rural heritage (art 33) n Diversification of agricultural activities and activities close to agriculture to provide multiple activities or alternative sources of income (art 33) n Encouragement for tourism and craft activities (art 33) n Financial engineering (art 33)

12 12 PROGRAMMING TRANSITION RD policy Market policy First PillarSecond Pillar Food production Environmental function Rural function Multifunctional Agriculture

13 13 PROGRAMMING TRANSITION RD policy Food production Environmental function Rural function Restructuring/ competitiveness farm sector Environment /land management Rural economy/rural communities

14 14 PROGRAMMING TRANSITION The measure mix in RDP and SPD/OP should take into account: n The short programming period (3 years) n Thus the need to get up and running fast n The impact of CAP market policy on restructuring needs of the farm and downstream sector n That agri-environment is a compulsory measure n The rural situation including less favoured areas n SAPARD experience n national funding capacity This will impose: n Clear, quantifiable objectives n Selectivity in the choice of measures, ie limited in number and easy to manage, monitor and control

15 15 PROGRAMMING TRANSITION When deciding the measure mix across RDPs and SPDs/OPs in particular the complementarity/additionality/exclusivity aspects of the following measures should be taken into account: n Support for semi-subsistence farming n Farm investment aids n Compliance with Community standards n The subsidiarity of art 33 (ch IX) with regard to the preceding chapters


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