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Direct payments

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

Overview

>> Direct payments schemes - Overview

 

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

 

Scheme specific information

Eligibility conditions for Direct Payments

The following document provides detailed information on the eligibility conditions for Direct Payments, specifying in particular the definitions used and the active farmer clause.

>> Eligibility for direct payments of the Common Agricultural Policy

 

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
>> Internal convergence

 

Redistributive payment

This fiche provides detailed information on the Redistributive Payment and the different choices that Member States have made in implementing this scheme.

>> Redistributive payment

 

The Young Farmer Payment

This fiche provides detailed information on the Young Farmer Payment and the different policy choices that Member States have made in implementing this scheme.

>> Young farmer payment

 

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

 

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"

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

>>Voluntary coupled support – Other sectors supported - Notification of decisions taken by Member States by 1 August 2014

 

Financial mechanisms in the Direct Payment system

The following document provides detailed information on the main financing provisions in the direct payments' system introduced with the 2013 CAP reform and their implementation by Member States.

>> Direct Payments: Financial mechanisms in the new system

 

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