ANNOUNCEMENT 13 Feb 2015

In February 2015, the European Commission approved France's first Rural Development Programme, which allows the country to benefit from finance under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) 2014-2020 (see related state act).

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

28

  • 28 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

European Commission. CAP, rural development, by country, France - country files. Available at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/food-farming-fisheries/key-policies/common-agricultural-policy/rural-development/country/france_en

Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation. "Le programme national de développement agricole et rural (PNDAR)". Available at: https://agriculture.gouv.fr/le-programme-national-de-developpement-agricole-et-rural-pndar

Réseau Rural Français 2014-2020. "Les 20 Fiches Mesures du FEADER". Available at: https://www.reseaurural.fr/le-fonds-europeen-agricole-pour-le-developpement-rural-en-france/les-20-fiches-mesures-du-feader

Inception date: 08 Sep 2015 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2023

Financial grant

On 8 September 2015, the European Commission approved the national Rural Development Programme (RDP) of France, which allows the country to provide rural development support to national farmers. The total budget for measures related to competitiveness, marketing and efficiency purposes, co-financed by France and the EU under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), was set at EUR 614 million (approx. USD 700.3 million).

The support primarily takes the form of financial grants. Eligible costs to be subsidised run until 31 December 2023. France's RDPs focus on three goals, where the first one is to develop new production methods to improve the competitiveness of agricultural activities by reducing the cost of inputs and preserving the natural resources on which farming depends. Specifically, the measures oriented to competitiveness, marketing and efficiency purposes are included in priority objectives 2, 3 and 5 of the RDPs.

Notably, the national RDP represents the first French programme to be approved. Other 27 specific RDPs have also been approved (see related interventions).

EU's CAP framework 

The CAP framework is the EU-wide agricultural policy first launched in 1962, and it aims to support farmers and improve agricultural productivity, ensuring a stable supply of affordable food. It provides three main types of support: (i) income support measures, (ii) market measures; and (iii) rural development measures. The two first are primarily financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF); whilst the third and last support type is financed by the EAFRD (see related state act).

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
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Inception date: 23 Oct 2015 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2023

Financial grant

On 23 October 2015, the European Commission approved the national Rural Development Programme (RDP) of the French region of Alsace, which allows the country to provide rural development support to local farmers. The total budget for measures related to competitiveness, marketing and efficiency purposes, co-financed by France and the EU under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), was set at EUR 959.2 million (approx. USD 1.1 billion).

The support primarily takes the form of financial grants. Eligible costs to be subsidised run until 31 December 2023. France's RDPs focus on three goals, where the first one is to develop new production methods to improve the competitiveness of agricultural activities by reducing the cost of inputs and preserving the natural resources on which farming depends. Specifically, the measures oriented to competitiveness, marketing and efficiency purposes are included in priority objectives 2, 3 and 5 of the RDPs.

Notably, 27 other specific RDPs have also been approved (see related interventions).

EU's CAP framework 

The CAP framework is the EU-wide agricultural policy first launched in 1962, and it aims to support farmers and improve agricultural productivity, ensuring a stable supply of affordable food. It provides three main types of support: (i) income support measures, (ii) market measures; and (iii) rural development measures. The two first are primarily financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF); whilst the third and last support type is financed by the EAFRD (see related state act).

 
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Inception date: 07 Aug 2015 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2023

Financial grant

On 23 October 2015, the European Commission approved the national Rural Development Programme (RDP) of the French region of Aquitaine, which allows the country to provide rural development support to local farmers. The total budget for measures related to competitiveness, marketing and efficiency purposes, co-financed by France and the EU under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), was set at EUR 575.1 million (approx. USD 656 million).

The support primarily takes the form of financial grants. Eligible costs to be subsidised run until 31 December 2023. France's RDPs focus on three goals, where the first one is to develop new production methods to improve the competitiveness of agricultural activities by reducing the cost of inputs and preserving the natural resources on which farming depends. Specifically, the measures oriented to competitiveness, marketing and efficiency purposes are included in priority objectives 2, 3 and 5 of the RDPs.

Notably, 27 other specific RDPs have also been approved (see related interventions).

EU's CAP framework 

The CAP framework is the EU-wide agricultural policy first launched in 1962, and it aims to support farmers and improve agricultural productivity, ensuring a stable supply of affordable food. It provides three main types of support: (i) income support measures, (ii) market measures; and (iii) rural development measures. The two first are primarily financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF); whilst the third and last support type is financed by the EAFRD (see related state act).

 
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