EU Funds – 5th round of the Rural Development Programme


From the 10th of October to the 30th of October, 2017, the 5th round of applications for support from the Rural Development Programme (RDP) with a financial allocation of more than 2.6 billion CZK will take place. The largest part of the allocation is for farmers who can apply for support for investment in livestock and crop production (about 1.1 million CZK). Farmers, food producers and feed manufacturers can also receive support for agricultural products and their marketing, or related development and innovations. Investments in forestry will also be supported.

The main changes for farmers are, in addition to the changes to the deadlines in the application administration, the inclusion of new measures and expenditures with regard to drought threats or a significant reduction of preferential criteria, including the modification of some criteria e.g., with regard to drought or protection of avian influenza and African swine fever.

A fundamental change in the support of agri-food processors is the widening of the range of recipients with bakery, confectionery and other flour products, which can now receive subsidies from the RDP for agricultural processing, final packaging, even in shops, including mobile ones also.

Applications are submitted, as always, through the Farmer’s Portal, and the list of recommended applications will be published within 14 days after the receipt of applications.

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