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In February, the Ministry of Agriculture has published the conditions for 4th round of receiving the requests in Programme of Development of the Country with a total allocation of more than 1.7 billion CZK. Requests will be accepted in the term from the 4th to the 24th of April, 2017 via the Farmer’s Portal.
Farmers can ask for support – according to the type of activity of small, middle and large enterprises, the support applies to the investments into the development of new products, procedures and technologies, into agriculture activities (diversification of activities) inclusive of agro-tourism or into the investments such as the support of energy from renewable resources as well as young farmers, who start their activity. The amount of the subsidy will be 25 – 50 % according to the size of the applicant, the support for young starting farmers will be for 45000 EUR.
Moreover, investments will be supported in the area of forest farming inclusive of wood-processing establishments (it means sawmills, micro- and small enterprises), forest infrastructure and transformation of the growth of tree stands.
In the spring round, after the registration of the request for the subsidy, it will be necessary to introduce the corresponding permission of the building authorities, which is valid and legitimate by the date of registered request.
One of the new conditions for the applicants, who are not a physical person or legal person of public law, is the obligation to introduce data of one’s own asset’s structure up to the level of the actual owners.