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The 2013 CAP reform introduced a new system of direct payments.

Overview

>> Direct payments schemes - Overview pdf - 197 KB [197 KB]

 

Implementation of Direct payments

General information

The reform has designed compulsory and voluntary schemes. This gave considerable flexibility to Member States in how they implement the direct support system while requiring them to notify the Commission of the main policy choices.


This informative note reflects the content of Member States' notifications available to the Commission services in June 2016. It is made available without prejudice to any finding in respect of their compliance with the regulatory framework.

>> Direct payments 2015-2020 - Decisions taken by Member States - June 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

 

Scheme specific information

Basic payment scheme

The following documents provide detailed information on the functioning and implementation by Member States of the basic payment scheme.

>> Basic payment scheme pdf - 305 KB [305 KB]
>> Internal convergence pdf - 705 KB [705 KB]

 

Small farmers scheme

The following document provides detailed information on the functioning and implementation by Member States of the small farmers scheme.

>> Small farmers scheme pdf - 269 KB [269 KB]

 

Voluntary coupled scheme

The following slides contain more detailed information on the voluntary coupled scheme introduced by the 2013 reform and the corresponding decisions taken by the Member States.

>> Slide show: "Voluntary coupled support - Decisions notified to the Commission by 1 August 2014" pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]


The informative notes below reflect the content of Member States' notifications in respect of the voluntary coupled support available to the Commission services on 30/07/2015. They are made available without prejudice to any finding in respect of their compliance with the regulatory framework.

>>Voluntary coupled support – Sectors mostly supported - Notification of decisions taken by Member States by 1 August 2014 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

>>Voluntary coupled support – Other sectors supported - Notification of decisions taken by Member States by 1 August 2014 pdf - 405 KB [405 KB]

 

Greening

Greening is one of the major novelties of the CAP reform finalised in 2013 aiming to enhance its environmental performance. The reform redesigned the structure of direct payments by incorporating a greening component. This rewards farmers for adopting and maintaining, as part of their everyday activities, a more sustainable use of agricultural land and caring for natural resources.

>> More on Greening