European funds available to farmers in the first quarter of 2019

Romanian farmers can access EUR 445.8 million in the first quarter of this year through the National Rural Development Program 2014-2020, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR). MADR, through the Managing Authority of the National Rural Development Program, will open new project reception sessions in the first quarter of 2019.

In the first quarter of this year, funds will be available for Sub-measures (sM): 4.1a – Investments in fruit holdings (EUR 51.013 million), 4.3 – Investments for development, modernization or adaptation of agricultural and forestry infrastructure – irrigation (EUR 200 million), 5.1 – Support for investment in preventive measures to reduce the effects of natural disasters, adverse climatic events and likely catastrophic events (EUR 14.77 million) and 5.2 – Support for investment in agricultural land reclamation and production potential affected by natural disasters, adverse environmental conditions and catastrophic events (EUR 13.68 million).The local infrastructure will also benefit from financing through new sessions for: sM 7.2 – Investments in the creation and upgrading of the small scale basic infrastructure – ITI Danube Delta (EUR 16.78 million), MC 7.4 – Support for investments in the creation or development of rural utilities (EUR 13.76 million) or sM 7.6 – Investments related to the protection of cultural heritage – ITI Danube Delta (EUR 4.99 million).

Local Action Groups will have a new funding opportunity through CM 19.3 – Preparation and implementation of Local Area Action Co-operation (GAL) activities – Component B Implementation of cooperative activities of selected GALs (EUR 9.27 million).

During the same period, sessions for Forestry, Climate and Forest Conservation Services (sM 15.1) and Prime for crop and animal breeding (sS 17.1) will be launched, the total amount of funds available for these sub-measures being EUR 110.15 million.

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